Louise is a Senior Project Lead at Innovation Unit. Currently supporting the development of Big Picture Learning in Doncaster and international education research for World Innovation Summit for Education, she has worked across the DfE’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme as part of the Spring Consortium. A specialist in young people and education, as well as an experienced innovation coach, manager and project designer, she supports the winning, development and delivery of work relating to education and young people at Innovation Unit.
Louise has previously held roles including Head of Education and Deputy Managing Partner at Innovation Unit, leading major educational programmes of work including an EEF funded trial of project based learning in English Secondary Schools and the design of a ‘school for the future’ for Qatar Foundation. She has extensive experience of working with schools in the UK and with system leaders internationally, developing successful partnerships with practitioners, funders and agencies committed to educational transformation in the US, UK, Australia and beyond.
Louise worked as Senior Education Researcher at the RSA before joining Innovation Unit and additionally has a background in refugee and asylum research. More recently a passion for sustainable food, farming and the outdoors took her on a five month sabbatical to explore innovative land use and farming practices around the UK. She now spends Fridays volunteering at Organiclea community market garden on the edge of Epping Forest.
Education Endowment Fund report published today
This EEF evaluation is an important contribution to the knowledge base about what it takes to implement new practices in English secondary schools.
Excluding Children Doesn’t Work. It’s time we engaged every learner.
We are on a mission to create new models of learning that engage each and every learner.
Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme
The care system can be transformative, giving young people and their families the support they need at the most difficult points in their lives. But too many young people have a poor experience of the system and poor long-term outcomes, leaving care without the skills, relationships or emotional stability to ready them for adulthood.