Mr Max Coates

    • MA, F.Coll.T, BA (Hons), Dip. Ed. Man (Adv), Dip.Theol, Cert.Ed
    • Programme Leader, MA Leadership
  • Department:
    • London Centre for Leadership in Learning
  • Summary:
    • 14 years as a secondary head, has undertaken work with NCSL, Innovation Unit and the Network of Black Professionals.
      Key interest is in coaching in a leadership context and as a tool for change.
      Has explored emotional intelligence at length. Unusually in this context is also a qualified hypnotherapist.
  • Teaching:
    • MA Leadership and specifically within this; Coaching and Mentoring Theory Principles and Practice, Advancing Coaching and Mentoring in and across Organisational Contexts, Leading Management Change and Improvement, Leadership for the Learning Community Also contributions to Teach First MA and the MBA Leadership Programme
      Post Graduate Certificate in Consultancy
      Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Research:
    • Earley, P, Nelson, R, Higham, R, Bubb, S, Porritt, V and Coates, M (2011)
      Experiences of new headteachers in cities Nottingham, NCSL
      Starting research into emotional intelligence and leadership
  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Coaching
      Leadership competencies
      Motivation and performance
  • Professional Activities:
    • Educational Design Consultant to Chapel Street Trust, a social regeneration charity.
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • South East Speech and Language Therapists – Annual Conference November 2011 – What is Motivation
  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • Saudi Arabia – Gifted and Talented educational initiatives
      UAE – Coaching
      Philippines - Coaching and social regeneration
      Republic of Ireland – Headteacher development
      Serbia – Headteacher education
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English
  • Languages Written:
    • English
Mr Max Coates

Staff profile

Contact details

  • Email:

  • Postal address:
  • London Centre for Leadership in Learning
    Institute of Education, University of London
    20 Bedford Way
    WC1H 0AL

  • Office location:
  • Room 652
    20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL


  • Earley, P, Nelson, R, Higham, R, Bubb, S, Porritt, V and Coates, M (2011) Experiences of New Headteachers in Cities . Nottingham, NCSL.
  • Coates, M (Ed) (2010) Shaping a New Educational Landscape. London Continuum.
  • Coates, M (2009) The Constant Leader. London Continuum.
  • John West-Burnham and Max Coates (2006) Personalising Learning - the handbook. Network Educational Press.
  • John West-Burnham and Max Coates (2005) Personalising Learning. Network Educational Press.
  • Deakin Crick R, Coates M, Taylor M, Ritchie S (2004) A systematic review of the impact of citizenship education. London EPPI.