The New Politics and Education
And so it came to be, that in May 2010 the world changed. The voters had spoken and as a result the dawn of a new political age had begun. Aworld...
Richard began his working life as an actor who worked as an advertising copywriter to make ends meet. He began a teaching career in 1992 and rose through the ranks fast being identified by the school’s inspectorate in 1997 as one of the most outstanding teachers in the country. By 2005 he had won the prestigious “School Head Teacher of the Year Award” at the British National Teaching Awards for his work in leading a school on the brink of closure to becoming one of the most innovative in the world. Richard developed his organisational philosophy of living, learning and laughing which reached his full development during his time as Head Teacher.
By 2003 Richard was working with Tony Blair’s Government as an advisor on education policy. In 2006 his work was celebrated at The UNESCO World Arts Education Conference in Lisbon, Portugal and in the same year he was invited to Shanghai to speak about education transformation to members of the Chinese Government.
Richard’s work and philosophy has been widely reported in the media around the world from the US to Russia, Australia to The Netherlands. Richard still plays a part in education, he was a co-founder of The Curriculum Foundation. He works around the world sharing his experiences and expertise and has advised The Blue Man Group as they develop their own school in New York. He is about to launch two new consultancy teams to help provide support beyond his speeches; Think Again Education and Think Again Change.
Richard works closely with Sir Ken Robinson on developing the awareness of human potential and creativity and features in Robinson’s best-selling book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. He also works as an author and media commentator and is a regular contributor in the British print media; writing for The Times and The Daily Telegraph, as well as on the BBC - most recently on breakfast television and The Politics Show.
Richard’s global best-selling book Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today (Dec. 2009) deals with education transformation, his second, due by the end of 2012, deals with human capacity and leading change.
The combination of his experience and his open, passionate delivery, means that his presentations are in demand throughout the world. Richard shares his expertise and experience on cultural and organisational transformation, human development, leadership, creativity and innovation. He has worked with some of the world’s largest organisations including HBOS, SKANSKA, The British Council and RBS. Most recently he has been working with a large number of businesses to help them understand the visioning needed to overcome the fear and emotional uncertainty caused by the current economic crisis. His passion and expertise mean that his presentations are always well-received and inspire audiences to new challenges.