Richard Gerver

#ConstructEd

Education is the most important factor determining the future of our children, our economy, our society and ultimately our planet. Richard uses his experience-driven insights to clarify the vision, thinking and processes we must adopt if we are to develop a system that prepares our young people for the future.


Based on his new, best selling book, Education: A Manifesto for Change, Richard will explore some of the issues, experiences and challenges we face as educators and leaders as we move deeper in to the 21st Century. He will stress the importance of a more collaborative and constructive vision for the future of education as we move forward in to the unknown; highlighting the importance of human leadership, expanded thinking and positive action. Richard will share insights gained from his own career as an educator and the work he has done in elite sport and dynamic, global organisations.


Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker.


Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, famously transformed into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround.

Richard is also a bestselling author. His first book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today (now in its second edition), has become a seminal text around the world for those engaged in the transformation of education. All his books have been translated into a multitude of languages including Spanish, Chinese and Korean. Richard will also be publishing a new book: Education: A Manifesto for Change, to be published in April 2019, this book will explore how our school system can