Talking activism and electoral reform with David Miliband, Kate Garvey, Lisa Nandy and Gayle Smith

Another brilliant event from Tortoise media – hosting a summit on global leadership at a time when it is incredibly important. I asked David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee & Kate Garvey, co-founder of Project Everyone, for what we can do at home to aid the cause of the sustainable development goals. My questionContinue reading “Talking activism and electoral reform with David Miliband, Kate Garvey, Lisa Nandy and Gayle Smith”

Common decency prevails as students and teachers speak out over A level results

Yesterday, whilst students took to the streets to protest, I was listening to Edward Snowden on Joe Rogan’s podcast. I found myself endlessly fascinated by his story. I see similarities between his journey in the intelligence service and mine in teaching. His family came from a military service background, mine from a political and educationalContinue reading “Common decency prevails as students and teachers speak out over A level results”

What really went wrong with exams 2020? By Debra Kidd

I write this in the time between the release of A Level and GCSE results and media attention is at fever pitch. What went wrong? Who’s to blame? How can we put it right? There are all kinds of questions to be answered and much better mathematicians than I can analyse the flaws in theContinue reading “What really went wrong with exams 2020? By Debra Kidd”

Bestselling Author Matthew Haig speaks out for mental health education reform

Tortoise Media continue to organise and host incredible events – this time allowing Tortoise members to have a conversation with bestselling author Matthew Haig. Matthew has just released his latest novel “The Midnight Library” today, which has jumped straight to the top of my reading list, prioritised over the novel I am currently in theContinue reading “Bestselling Author Matthew Haig speaks out for mental health education reform”

Speaking up for enterprise to the Shadow Chancellor

Tortoise Media continue to host absolutely incredible events. The events that they put together are worth far more than their subscription fee, and they have a free trial, student options and more! I got the chance to speak to Anneliese Dodds and put forward the case for a more compassionate and supportive employment system. MyContinue reading “Speaking up for enterprise to the Shadow Chancellor”

Founder Russell Wellbeing speaking at the first Global Schools Alliance conference

I am currently at their second conference and was reminded that I was at their first! This was the first educational conference that I attended! First question 1.32.30, second question 1:44:00. Ignore the beard. Global Schools Alliance is an incredible organisation doing tremendous work in this world. The entire world is dedicated to finding everContinue reading “Founder Russell Wellbeing speaking at the first Global Schools Alliance conference”

Wednesday inspiration!

Wednesday is a tricky one. For some people it is known as hump day – where you have gotten over the worst and it’s downhill from there. It always felt draining as a teacher, the point where my weekly admin would start to overflow. But since starting my own business every day is an amazingContinue reading “Wednesday inspiration!”

Press Release: Our mission

We are “Believe in better education,” a group of teachers who have faced the incredible challenges that stem from the crippling failure in education policy. At the dawn of the new millenium, the landscape of cognitive psychology changed, but the UK education system is still adapting from its Victorian past. The politicians responsible have theirContinue reading “Press Release: Our mission”

Founder Russell Wellbeing speaking up for holistic education at Tortoise Education Summit

With 500 top educators in attendance, and countless high profile educators, the public chat function was excellent in communicating with the very best in the business. Our co-founder Josh “Russell Wellbeing” was able to put key questions to those at the forefront of academia, politics and social media influencing: A very useful discussion, worth watchingContinue reading “Founder Russell Wellbeing speaking up for holistic education at Tortoise Education Summit”