Peter Hyman

Peter Hyman is co-Director of Big Education – a new organisation with a
mission to change the way we do education in this country. The aim of the
organisation is to develop schools, programmes and movements that
develop the whole child – head, heart and hand.
He is the co-founder and the first headteacher of School 21, a pioneering 4
to 18 school that opened in Stratford, East London in 2012.
The school has a growing reputation for developing oracy (speaking) skills
having set up Voice 21 , a charity working with more than 400 schools across
the country. It has also developed sophisticated programmes for real world
learning and wellbeing.
For nine years to 2003, Peter worked as a strategist and speechwriter to the
British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. He left to become a teaching assistant in a
challenging Islington school, before training as a history teacher and working
his way up to become a headteacher. He is author of 1 out of 10, from
Downing Street Vision to Classroom Reality .

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