About Us

A Brief History

Phillips and Leslie was established in 1989 by a group of education specialists led by Senior Partners David Cox and David Driscoll.These two quickly became known as leaders in the field of training for teachers, middle and senior leaders and school governors.

About Phillips & Leslie‘The Two Daves’, as they were known, built a reputation for open, honest evaluation and advice. They did not ‘raise issues’, but rather they provided answers and strategies. This philosophy continues to this day.

The company now continues under the leadership of Senior Partner David Driscoll. School leaders know Dave by name, but do not associate him with the Phillips and Leslie brand as the company has never advertised.

This website provides the means for school leaders to contact Dave directly.




I have had invaluable support to deepen my understanding of the ever-changing Ofsted framework, and been guided in using RAISEonline and school data, to produce a SEF that accurately reflects the situation in our school, and set targets for further development. Dave’s help, support and guidance have proved invaluable. Annette Williams, Headteacher, Barnton Primary School