our people

the team that supports you to change your school

Dave Faulkner

Dave’s role is to support education leaders trying to drive change across a network of schools. He brings a wealth of education experience, with a career starting as a teacher in a rural school straight out of university, his first of four Principalships commencing at the age of 24, then district leadership before he was 30. He has co-written two of our books, speaks on the world’s largest education stages and is a trusted adviser to education leaders across the globe. If your educators are in a workshop or program with Dave, you can rest easy that it will be practical and full of ideas that will make immediate impacts back in school.

Maddie Scott-Jones

Maddie’s job is to support teachers and education leaders to create and implement powerful pedagogy for their students. She is equipped with three Masters degrees in education, extensive experience as an award-winning classroom teacher, and deep experience training educators in workshops across the globe. If your educator are in a workshop or program with Maddie, they are in great hands. She brings a patient and gentle approach to her sessions and guides your educators to create learning approaches that they are excited about, and capable of implementing immediately with their kids.

Aaron Tait

Aaron’s job is to support teachers and education leaders to innovate powerful, evidence-based solutions in a changing world. He brings real diversity to this work, with leadership experience as a military veteran, resilience from his extreme expeditions, entrepreneurship experience as the co-founder of the award winning ygap.org, school leadership experience in very challenging schools,  and research credibility with three masters degrees including awards from his time at Cambridge University. If your educators are in a workshop or program with Aaron you can be assured that it will be fast-paced, highly engaging and full of big challenges to your thinking!

Charles Neave

Charles is our instructional leadership expert and brings decades of teaching and school leadership experience to his workshops and coaching. Drawing on learnings and successes as a Head Teacher and Deputy Principal in Australia, the United Kingdom and Kuwait, Charles is able to work alongside your team to help identify learning opportunities and then execute new approaches powerfully and sustainably. As a social entrepreneur, he has also led powerful changes for Muslim communities in London. Charles holds multiple education degrees from the Universities of London, Melbourne and Monash and is also an accomplished opera singer.

Tim Edmonds

Tim is our future-focused learning lead and brings a deep passion and understanding for project and enquiry learning to his workshops and coaching. Born in rural Australia, Tim has had a distinguished education career, with teaching and leadership roles at Adelaide’s prestigious Pembroke College, and more recently leading a major change initiative as the Deputy Principal and Head of Junior School Teaching and Learning at The Knox College. Tim is a former athlete, playing Australian Rules Football to an elite level before hanging up the boots to become a passionate primary school educator.