Our Approach



It is strength-based

We build on what our partners already do effectively and help them create new strategies to have impact. Our process is collaborative and inclusive.


Customisation is key 

Each school is unique, so each programme is tailored to the specific needs of your leaders, staff, students, parents and school environment.


Research drives our work 

We scrutinise the research and implement practices that consistently prove to be the most effective at improving teaching and learning and supporting personal development.


Culture and climate create long-lasting results

We believe effective programmes enhance the culture and climate of the whole school to fully support the personal development and welfare of each child over time.

Who are we? 

Tricia Taylor

October 08, 2019

Tricia Taylor, founder of TailoredPractice, has been teaching and leading in schools in the UK and New York City for the past 20 years. With TailoredPractice, she partners with the leadership at both secondary and primary schools to use current mind, brain and education strategies to create a climate and culture around perseverance and challenge. Tricia has since worked with more than 20 British and international schools and is the author of the forthcoming book, Connect the Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the Classroom. Tricia is also an Ambassador for Leadership Matters, a movement designed to give all schools access to the high quality leadership development that ultimately improves pupil educational outcomes.


As Lead Practitioner at Dunraven School, an “Outstanding” all-through 4-18 school in London, Tricia successfully designed and implemented a comprehensive initiative to embed growth mindset and cognitive science research at the school before then applying these strategies to other schools and organisations across Britain and abroad. Tricia has also conducted several years of literacy-based action research and now coaches teacher action research groups. She is an Associate Lecturer for English at Goldsmith’s University in London for the School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT). Furthermore, Tricia works internationally as a Lead Consultant and Advisor for PowerTools, a educational and corporate consultancy firm based in New York City.


Previously, Tricia was director of a large creative arts faculty in a London secondary school and before that a leader at a high school in Brooklyn, New York, where she was given the Leadership Award for Community Action.


Tricia holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Journalism and a Master of Education. Tricia is also a fellow for the Royal Society of the Arts, where she co-ordinates the RSA Mindfulness Network and teaches an 8-week mindfulness course called Living and Working in a Dynamic World.

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Tricia will be presenting at the Learning and Brain Conference, "Learning How to Learn" in November 2019. Go here for more info. 

Nina Dibner

Nina is the Executive Director of PowerTools, LLC, an educational consulting service in New York City that partners with youth, schools, youth-serving organisations and families to create systems, environments and experiences that optimise the power and potential of young people. Nina also consults remotely for TailoredPractice. Her expertise includes: Pastoral guidance, change management, classroom management, coaching, consultation, curriculum development, effective teaming, facilitation, inclusion and diversity, leadership development and youth development. Nina is also a consultant for Engaging Schools, facilitating trainings and consultation in the areas of classroom management and personalization. Nina spent 13 years as a teacher in primary and and high schools in the United States. She was a recipient of the Walter N. Rothschild, Jr “Teacher of the Year Award” in 1999.

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