Leading education experts partner with EdTech platform Opogo to transform career development options for UK teachers

Justyn Randall

Friday, 25 January 2019

London, 25 January 2019: EdTech platform Opogo has announced new partnerships with four internationally renowned education experts who will collaborate on thought leadership content to help teachers build new skills and develop their careers, focusing on resilience, digital, wellbeing and quality of education.

The partnerships are an important element of Opogo’s mission to build a community of schools, teachers and third parties that improves the lives of everybody in education. The role of the new community experts will be to add even more value to the content available to Opogo members, in the form of blogs, videos and CPD modules.

Diana Osagie, CEO of Courageous Leadership Consultancy is a school inspector with a proven track record in developing school leaders via bespoke training programs. She has specific experience of mentoring and supporting school leaders facing challenging circumstances.

Commenting on the new partnership, Diana said: “Courageous Leadership is very excited to collaborate with Opogo, especially as we share the values of supporting schools and school leaders to thrive within the education landscape. Our partnership represents a vital step towards ensuring our school leaders have the support and resources they need to fulfil the demands of the best job in the world.”

Author and consultant Raymond Douglas is one of the UK’s leading thinkers and “doers” around working with at risk pupils and young people. He has created numerous intervention programs tackling youth conflict & violence, aiming to reduce the number of those at risk of life threatening behavior involving guns, gangs, knife crime and extremism.

Raymond commented: “It's great to be working with Opogo, which is at the forefront of developing innovative ways to support schools around safeguarding and building resilience amongst their pupils.”

Pete Atherton is an experienced teacher, teacher trainer and author of ‘50 Ways to Use Technology Enhanced Learning in the Classroom’. He said: “Partnering with Opogo as a community expert feels like a natural fit, as Opogo is keen to engage with educators and is innovative in its thinking.”

Ross Morrison McGill also known as @TeacherToolkit, is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world. He is an award-winning blogger, author and teacher with over 25 years’ teaching and school leadership experience in some the most challenging schools in London.

He said: “Teachers are consumed with an increasing workload. Ideas to support schools and teachers has become critical for teacher wellbeing, mental health and for improving pupil outcomes.

“Recently, Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State for Education said that we need ‘new technology to spearhead classroom revolution.’ The chance for @TeacherToolkit to partner with Opogo was a no-brainer. It’s a community-platform that provides teachers with an opportunity to improve learning, become more immersed in research and assessment - and have access to the latest professional development which is easy to source, search and identify.”

Justyn Randall, CEO and Founder of Opogo, said: “We are delighted to welcome our new experts to the Opogo community and look forward to working with them in the year ahead. We have exciting plans in the pipeline for the ongoing development of our platform, including the excellent content that such eminent experts are sure to help us build. Our mission is to create an ecosystem of impact, value and happiness that permanently improves the lives of everyone in education: these partnerships will be an important element in making that happen.”

Opogo is a community platform designed to help schools attract and retain the talent that’s right for them. Our social hub is packed with rich content from our community experts. And through our ever-evolving Smart Match technology, teachers can be booked for work simply and quickly.

Sign up for FREE