RICHARD GERVER—EDUCATOR, INNOVATOR, LEADER, AUTHOR
Cited by Sir Ken Robinson as the very embodiment of his high-thinking on unleashing creativity and human potential, Richard Gerver’s transformative approach to leading change and innovation has been embraced by educational organizations all over the world.
Richard Gerver is unique amongst education experts. Having spent over twenty years working in schools as a highly decorated teacher and then award winning principal, he became globally renowned for leading the turnaround of one of the UK’s worst performing schools to it being celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government in less than two years.
He left front line education in 2008 and has since written four best-selling books; Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today (Bloomsbury), now in its second edition. Education: A Manifesto for Change (Bloomsbury) was published in the summer of 2019 and became an instant best seller. His other books, both explorations of human potential, leadership and success: Change (Penguin) and Simple Thinking (Wiley) take his learning and experience on to explore the world beyond schooling, through the eyes of an educator. Both have received critical and public success; both achieving global best seller status.
He has advised Governments across the world and even US Presidential candidates. He has worked with some of the planet’s most highly rated education jurisdictions, in Finland, Australia, New Zealand, China, South Korea and Singapore for example and in developing education jurisdictions in countries such as Colombia, Mexico, UAE, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in 2015 for his services to global education.
Richard embodies his own educational mantra; Living, Learning and Laughing and is globally recognized as an advocate for collaborative, future focused educational thinking.
LIVING, LEARNING & LAUGHING; Making learning matter, making a difference.
In his Keynote, Richard will use examples from his own career as a teacher and Headteacher to highlight the importance of understanding your students, in your community in order to build a context for learning that is both irresistible and impactful. He will explain the origins of his educational mantra; Living, learning and laughing and how it changed an entire school culture and how that school, Grange, went on to influence educators around the world.