portal testimonials



"I would certainly recommend Portal Training"

Since embarking on the Leadership and Management course with Portal Training, I have received a great insight to the many resources and theories of leadership and management whilst developing a real appreciation of how to apply some of them in the professional environment. Utilising this new knowledge, I can now practically and successfully apply it daily in my working practices in order to achieve more successful outcomes. The online platform and materials supplied by Portal Training are of a high standard and significantly help the learner to achieve their learning goals throughout the course. I would certainly recommend Portal Training to colleagues and friends who the course might be appropriate for.

Rich Buchanan, Swansea City FC


"Proactive in Developing Leaders"

We worked with Portal prior to the opening of the new school, with multiple staff undertaking the ILM and have continued to offer the course since opening as Ysgol Cwm Brombil. The work undertaken as part of the ILM has been used as a driver for change, with one highly effective example related to ensuring that adequate risk assessments were in place when moving from one school to the next. The change in facilities was great and new risk assessments for the whole department were needed. The impact of skills developed through the programme can be seen through a focussed department team, with an effective leader who delegates appropriately and creates a team ethos. The course has developed middle leaders in particular to be far more independent and proactive in their development as a leader.

Ysgol Cwm Brombil, Neath Port Talbot


"Invaluable Support"

The Leadership and Management course offered by Portal Training has greatly assisted my continued professional development and will certainly help further enhance my career prospects. The bespoke nature of the course allows the learning to be tailored and focused on goals and outcomes relevant to my role and of real business value. The online platform is easy to use and the depth and quality of the learning materials that are available provides a firm foundation of knowledge, insights and theories that can be successfully applied into daily working practice. The support and assistance provided by Portal and my assessor have been invaluable in helping me to develop and progress - they really make all the difference. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Portal Training to anyone interested in this course.

Graham Stephens, Adapt


"Highly Effective"

We have our third cohort of staff currently enrolled onto the ILM Programme as a result of the impact we have seen. The programme has given the delegates direction and a professional coach to support them through making highly effective changes which have really contributed to the school. The staff that have undergone the Portal course are now more strategically aware of what to consider before implementing a change and also how best to communicate change. Learners now also focus on possible outcomes and build this into their change management strategy. One example of the outcome of a successful change management plan is the implementation of the Digital Competence framework across the KS3 curriculum. This is now embedded naturally, and staff feel confident in its use. Pupils digital skills have improved with regards to the use of apps formed as part of the vision.

Mary Immaculate High School - Cardiff


"Highly Recommended"

The member of staff on the ILM programme has been delivering highly effective whole school improvement through a variety of areas. She now has the confidence to lead on a number of whole school projects that are having a positive impact on pupils and standards across the school. This member of staff has grown in confidence since undertaking the training, leading staff meetings as well as delivering to parents and governors on a variety of topics. The training has provided her with the belief she can move on in her career to more senior roles in the school such as Deputy Headteacher and even Headteacher. The course was run extremely well and the support the staff have had has been excellent. I would highly recommend the training to any middle leaders who want to develop their leadership skills.

Maesycwmmer Primary School, Caerphilly


"Very Impressed"

I have been very impressed by the organisation of the Portal ILM course and the support staff members have received. This has ensured their commitment and motivation in all tasks. The staff members on programme have seen improvements in their own practice and leadership strategies which have been utilised throughout the school to lead whole school initiatives effectively. Since undertaking the course, there has been a noticeable improvement in their ability to supports growth and system wide leadership and growth in others as well as being able to work in a more proactive manner.

Park Community Primary School, Wrexham