Tom Beresford is a public sector innovation and change specialist working with partners passionate about the renewal of places and communities. He has 10 years’ experience of research, systems innovation and place-based projects, working with public service providers, charities, councils, international agencies and civic organisations.
Tom is an Associate at Innovation Unit, working on their international education portfolio, including the transformation of Bermuda’s public education system where he provides capability building to system leaders. He also co-convenes the Catalyst Learning Alliance – a group of organisations around the world building their capabilities for catalysing change in their local learning ecosystems.
Previously, he was part of the Innovation Unit team working with the Aga Khan Development Network to renew and transform their Education Services’ Outcome Charter and Education Technology Strategy. He also supported the REAL Projects Programme, the UK’s first randomised control trial of project based learning, and led research and service design teams working with the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative – a health, social care and well being collaborative focusing on supporting a particular cohort of people to build personal resilience and community-based interdependence; and the Derbyshire County Council’s Thriving Communities initiative – a joined-up, holistic and aspirations-led model of provision.
More from Tom
Human-scale at Scale: Cultivating new education cultures (Winston Churchill Memorial Trust)
Creative Public Leadership: How School System Leaders Can Create the Conditions for System-wide Innovation (WISE, Innovation Unit, RSA)
Innovating for Global Excellence: Australia’s education opportunity (Innovation Unit, AISNSW Institute)
Human-Scale at Scale: Personalization, But to What End? (Getting Smart)
Lambeth: The Area with an Appetite for Service Change (The Health Service Journal)
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How do we reinvent school for the modern world?
The thriving societies of tomorrow need thriving young people today: children and young adults who want and are able to positively shape the world around them.
20 Apr 17
Thriving Communities is about igniting whole system change in Derbyshire – using the ingredients for change that already lay within the community and the council’s capacity to transform, rather than create a new, support that really works for everyone.
21 Apr 17
Is the UK in Need of a Micro School Revolution?
Thinking about new solutions for how we ‘do’ education, schools and learning has never been more important, but neither has it been more difficult.
30 Nov 16