Malcolm Groves Ph.D, B.Ed, Dip AFE, FRSA
is Managing Director of Nexus Consulting

Malcolm completed his doctorate research at the University of Warwick in 2014, looking into the relationship between school leadership. community engagement and educational outcomes.
You can find out more about his research work at

His career experience includes:
Senior Adviser, Specialist Schools Trust
  • Led the development of national advisory services for schools involved at any stage in the Specialist School Initiative
  • Particular responsibility for supporting and developing the community role of specialist schools
  • Managing programmes of international professional development for teachers (TIPD)
  • Managing large team of external consultants
LA inspector
  • Specialist in 14-19, youth work and family learning, adult learning, community education and extended community schools,
  • School improvement in primary, secondary and special phases
Deputy Chief Executive of a national voluntary youth organisation
Former OFSTED registered secondary inspector
School Improvement Partner
Trained Advisor for Investors in People
Chair of secondary school governing body
Treasurer, Society of Education Consultants
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
Member, BELMAS

Malcolm has worked in adult education, and is particularly interested in how lifelong learning is best fostered and encouraged. He was the first youth community tutor in Kent, pioneering approaches to the community involvement of young people and their active participation in decision-making processes. He is particularly skilled in helping schools and other organisations build coherent and consistent approaches to development planning using rigorous self-evaluation to support this and build their strategy.

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