‘I think we’re learning lots of things Not taught at other schools. Our teachers are remarkable. They make up their own rules.’
We might not readily quote Dr Seuss when profiling our Associates but we are more than happy to make an exception for the exceptional Will Ryan. After all, it sums up so neatly what he stands for when it comes to encouraging schools to do whatever is necessary to bring the best out of every child in that school, wherever they are from.
With many years’ experience of school leadership, Will is the man behind ‘Inside Out Leadership’ – the idea that you lead not from on high but from within, that your actions are driven by a moral imperative, that you keep in mind the legacy you want to leave behind and that schools create rich and vivid learning opportunities that today’s children will tell their grandchildren about.
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Feedback from recent events include:
"Could you please convey my thanks to Will please. His session was really uplifting and very entertaining! It was just what everyone needed and the evaluations were overwhelmingly positive. I know we are all completely heading in the direction of the ‘secret nuclear bunker.’ Safety in numbers!"
"Thanks so much for today. You were absolutely brilliant. I cannot thank you enough. It has really fired us up and a terrific staff area set to be even more terrific! You were on top form and we loved it. Very well done. In fact, you were so good, I want you to come back next year"
"The day was a real treat and we have had nothing but positive praise for Will's input - his professionalism, his educational insight and his ability to make us think - not to mention, make us laugh - made the conference memorable"
"An inspirational, child-centred, speaker who spoke to us from the heart and with a philosophy that resonated"
"This inspirational day took us to new places in our thinking, my brain started to hurt with thinking and then he just got funnier and funnier"
The Portobello Learning Festival - in association with Independent Thinking Ltd and Pivotal Education
With Will Ryan. Practical strategies for the primary classroom.
For many schools, getting parents to the school for an event is something that is only beaten in difficulty by getting the right parents to school for an event. That said, the parents who do come to our Learning and Motivation for Parents Events always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant for their own careers and personal development.
Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.