About Us

Tamarind Chambers was established by Mike Cooper and Diana Coman in 2010 from a desire to promote effectiveness and innovation in community involvement.

Mike and Diana have extensive experience of education, the voluntary and community sector, local government, health and care and the private sector. We have worked with a wide range of local authorities, voluntary organisations and schools to provide support and advice, and training and development, to improve governance and engagement and the effectiveness of the organisation.

Mike portrait on white smallMike is the Chair of Governors of a large and successful secondary school which he led through academy conversion. He is a consultant providing advice and support to the development of governance, accountability and community engagement in the public, voluntary and community sector.

Diana 2Diana has managed marketing and communications for private businesses and community organisations. Diana is also a school governor.

Mike and Diana have both been elected Borough councillors and are involved in a range of community initiatives and social enterprises.

What we do

Tamarind provides advice on school leadership, governance, communications and relationship management, training and support to governors and senior leaders, and guidance through academy conversion.

We will work with you to build capacity and resilience within your school to meet the challenges you face.

We can offer advice and support on …

  • Strategy and policy development
  • Governance
  • Communications and relationship management
  • Stakeholder engagement and Consultation

We can provide your leadership team and governing body with …

  • Training and development
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Facilitation and events management

We can carry out a review and evaluation of your governance and school policies and present practical strategies for improvement. For schools considering becoming an academy we can give you information about the implications of conversion and guide you through the process.

We would be pleased to discuss your specific requirements and how we can help.

To contact Diana Coman

Email : diana.coman@comancommunications.biz

Mobile : 07970 525 143

To contact Mike Cooper

Email : mike@mikecoopermcc.co.uk

Mobile : 07740 594 496

Organisation address

25 Orchard Road, Sutton, SM1 2QA.

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