Our Leadership Team – Driving innovation in education
Richard Lockyer, CEO
Richard Lockyer is CEO and co-founder of OLEVI – the innovative international education organisation fast becoming one of the world’s leading educational programme providers. Richard has been at the forefront of educational leadership and innovation for more than 25 years working with both primary and secondary school leaders, teachers and students.
Richard is the co-author of the highly acclaimed programmes within the OLEVI Teaching and Learning Syllabus: Improving Teacher Programme, Outstanding Teacher Programme, Teaching & Learning Immersion Programme, Conceptualisation Programme and the Outstanding Facilitator Programme – which have become the corner stones of support in the portfolio of school-to-school work carried out throughout the UK, National Teaching Schools and across the globe, creating radical and sustainable whole school improvement. Richard is also the Executive Director of Jariram Ltd and is an Educational Consultant to over 30 Senior Leadership Teams. Integrated within the OLEVI Syllabus is the Power of Coaching Programme with two nationally-renowned coaching models – DR ICE® and CARDS® – developed by Richard to motivate individuals to gain self-awareness, find positive direction, and achieve to the best of their ability. The newest additions to the OLEVI syllabus are the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP), the OTAP Train the Trainers and the Outstanding Leadership in Education programme aimed and challenging and driving both senior leaders and aspiring leaders forward.
Richard’s credibility, drive and commitment to the craft of teaching and improving learning outcomes for students currently enables him to work with over 400 schools in their journey towards excellence. As CEO of OLEVI, he is a key member of our collaborative developmental and strategic team ensuring that the programmes are current and of the highest quality and integrity.
Professor Sir George Berwick CBE, Chair
One of the UK’s leading educators, Professor Sir George Berwick’s pioneering methods are transforming schools worldwide. Building on his 20-year success as Headteacher of a consistently outstanding School, Sir George has also driven a spectacular turnaround in dozens of once struggling London schools.
Relentless in his pursuit of educational excellence for all, Sir George continues to lead positive change through his national and international work with OLEVI – the educational organisation he co-founded in 2009 and of which he is now Chairman – and the Challenge Partners school-to-school improvement network of which he was CEO for six years.
With his groundbreaking methods now improving schools internationally from Western Quebec, Canada to the Maldives, Sir George’s extraordinary impact received official recognition when he was knighted for his services to education in 2013. As an Educational Consultant, Sir George is also a Director of George Berwick Associates Ltd and is a key member of OLEVI’s collaborative developmental and strategic team; coaching us to outstanding and beyond.