Richard Mark Gerver
Richard Mark Gerver is a former head teacher who has devoted his career to creating transformation – in schools, businesses and in the lives of individuals.
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.
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.
In 2009, Gerver wrote the best-selling book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today, which deals with education transformation. His second book, due by the end of 2012, deals with human capacity and leading change.
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.
He also works as a 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. He is also a frequent speaker to audiences around the globe.
In addition to consulting with governments, schools and business leaders, he works closely with Sir Ken Robinson on developing the awareness of human potential and creativity. Gerver’s work features in Robinson’s best-selling book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.