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Dr Matt Silver

Dr Matt Silver

Senior Practitioner



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Matt started working in mainstream education in 2009 after 25 years with a Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) charity. He has been a CEO of SEND group, a headteacher of an outstanding special school and has lectured internationally. Matt created Meaningful Mastery, a project-based learning curriculum for the 21st Century, which is showing incredible results across all aspects of school data. He also lectures on a number of leadership Masters courses and was the Director of the National College of Education’s MBA programme. Matt is driven to define best practice in education for sustainability. He draws on the development of the self, stages. and systems, as well as conscious leadership to create that best practice. With Complete, Matt’s passion is to unlock the capacity of others in education and to become self-authoring agents of growth. 

Practice and approach

Practice and approach

Matt’s ground breaking work in intrinsic motivation and development in the curriculum has established his schools as UK best practice leaders Matt is driven to understand the complex needs of learners, understanding neurodiversity, and this has given him great insight into facilitating teams and integrating diverse strengths into achieving rapid strategic outcomes at system level. His coaching expertise is an essential part of this success, as he is able to find unique talents and unlock them across teams and whole trust populations. This results in the achievement of system balance, as evidenced in published academic journal articles and team case studies.

Matt’s style is energetic and ambitious, but is deeply in tune with the needs and support of each individual to influence the collective. This allows him to bring whole teams together and align both individual and team vision. Matt believes that development is the missing piece to the education picture and that increasing the capacity of leaders and learners alike can allow leaps of progress and innovation to occur in the whole community.


Qualifications and experience


Matt has completed the entire ladder of educational and leadership qualifications and received his Doctor of Education from UCL’s,  Institute of Education based on Positive Psychology and Self-Determination Theory. Matt also has a degree in Sports Science and Psychology, a PGCE and a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education. He also has an NPQ for Executive Leaders and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is an Integral trained coach 




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