Graham Andre has been a teacher for 6 years. He is currently Year 3/4 phase leader at Lanesend Primary School on the Isle of Wight. It is at his current school where the BBC2 documentary 'No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free' was filmed. Graham's class featured heavily in the documentary and the impact it had on his children now means he champions a 'Gender Neutral' approach to teaching in all services that work with children.
Lucy Crehan is a qualified teacher, an education explorer, an author, and an international education consultant. She taught science and psychology at a secondary school in London before becoming interested in education research and policy, completing a Masters and setting off on an educational exploration around the world’s top performing education systems. She helped out in schools and lived with teachers in Finland, Canada, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Shanghai, spending a month in each place.
Since returning from her trip she has: published a trade book – Cleverlands – recounting her findings; written a specialist book on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO; advised the UK government as part of a working group on teacher workload and spoken about her work at conferences in the UK, US, France and Sweden. She spent a year working as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at Education Development Trust and now works as an independent consultant and author.
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Professor Robert Winston
Professor Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. His impressive medical accomplishments span half a century – from pioneering new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to developing methods for embryo screening.
As a politically active member of the House of Lords, Robert Winston has voiced his concern over the increased focus of ‘formal’ teaching for reception children. He has also produced works of non-fiction designed for younger audiences such as Evolution Revolution (2009). No stranger to the glamourous world of television, Lord Winston’s highly-respected documentary ‘Child of Our Time’ gave us one of the longest-running insights into child development by following 25 millennials from birth through to adulthood.