Welcome to Orthus

Orthus are Keith Cheetham and Kevin Tomasetti, together we have 63 years of outstanding teaching and effective leadership experience.  We have successfully led 8 schools between us and have never had an Ofsted judgement that has been less than good.

We believe in a teamwork approach to school improvement enabling school leaders to achieve even greater success by using our skills and expertise to maximise the potential of the school.

“We enjoyed working with you and found your teamwork approach refreshing and valuable.”
Bonners CE Primary School 2017

Orthus Educational Consultancy are an energetic and innovative professional team with an excellent track record in developing and securing successful outcomes.

We have a wide range of tried and tested services to offer that can quickly improve all areas of your primary school. (Please refer to Services section for more details). 

One of our customised solutions for schools that has proved to be popular, is a teaching and learning system that links planning, marking, assessment and progress.  The system is both simple and effective.  It delivers progress scores for all cohorts of children.

The system assists schools to raise standards and accurately measure progress in the core subjects.

 “…a new approach to teaching and learning has recently been introduced that fully meets the requirements of the new National Curriculum.  The impact of this is already evident in the pupils’ work, which shows how well skills are being built upon, and good progress is being made.”
Hurst Green CE Primary Ofsted November 2015

“The school’s assessment system is effective and ensures school leaders and teaching staff are able to track the progress of individual pupils well.”
St Michael’s Playden Ofsted May 2016

100% Ofsted Good

Primary School Children

A clear, accurate picture

The session with staff on using the milestones assessment system was extremely useful as staff now feel ready to begin using it to assess their pupils and inform their teaching. The support Kevin is providing is enabling me to have a clear, accurate picture of where the school is, based on data, and is giving me the confidence to implement… Read more “A clear, accurate picture”

Fletching CE Primary School

Helpful support

Once again the support from Keith and Kevin has been helpful, support during today’s appraisal was really appreciated. The OFSTED information will be helpful in pulling together the required information in a manageable format.

Rotherfield CE Primary School

Reassuring and extremely helpful

This was another very useful visit from Orthus. Both reassuring and extremely helpful in giving pointers forward to keep our progress going. It was particularly interesting doing the book look together and having some “outside eyes” looking at them in detail. I look forward to the next visit.

Rocks Park Primary School

Whole team really came together

Thank you so much for the session last week, I learnt so much from the coaching and your expertise. I just wanted to say thank you again for all of the support and advice you have given me this year – your expertise has pointed me in the right direction and has allowed me to develop the areas that really… Read more “Whole team really came together”

Stonegate CE Primary School

Headteacher mentoring

Feedback from headteachers has been overwhelmingly positive about the support.  Both practical and enabling.  Headteachers have valued the support and challenge as they begin their headship careers.

Local Authority