Director of Possibility & Impact
Dave has been successful and innovative over two decades of work within education as a teacher, adviser and head teacher. Dave works to enable people to make a positive difference to their lives, and has written about his work with excluded children; he is fascinated by perception, and how we construct meaning in the world in which we live. Music is another passion in Dave’s life, and Sunday nights find Dave as a radio DJ, broadcasting his choice of soul, funk and jazz to the world.
Who I am …
Dave was a teacher and head teacher in a range of schools for over twenty years before developing his work further as a freelance consultant. He has worked with children who have been excluded from their previous schools and included them in a mainstream primary school. He has worked as an advisory teacher for both behaviour and health-related learning. Dave has written a book relating to the education of children that challenge us.
Dave has a very strong knowledge and clear vision of leadership, based on the importance of relationships, emotional health and possibility. He is curious about the world and a keen learner.
My World …
Dave really enjoys the opportunity to create new ideas and practice. He was previously an executive head teacher of three schools in Devon and now works as a freelance consultant alongside his roles as a Director of Naming Elephants and Co-Director of My School, a group who are aiming to transform the nature of learning. In this role he works in the Science Museum in London for two days a week.
What I’d like to become …
- I would like to work with a group of like-minded people to create a new way of working for vulnerable young people where the context is tailored to them
- I would like to be involved in providing that context either in the science museum or a school
- I would like to be involved with training staff in different sectors beyond schools
- I would like to be involved in consultancy work to transform institutions
- I would like to use the My School framework to provide an overarching context for the different things we do, so that others see these things as connected rather than separate and isolated