About Jamie

I have been contributing editor for New Internationalist magazine for the past five years and in that capacity, I have been a regular news commentator on mainstream and alternative news.

I also have the privilege of being on the advisory board for the International Modern Media Institute based in Iceland and on the board of trustees for the UK Youth Climate Coalition.

I was a secondary school teacher for 20 years in London specialising in English, Drama, Special Educational Needs and Citizenship Education. My students included the writer Zadie Smith at Hampstead School in North London.

After publishing a “ground breaking” GCSE textbook in 2010 called the Rax Active Citizenship Toolkit, I founded the specialist educational service Rax Consultancy.

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Rax is a genuinely innovative educational consultancy, at the cutting edge of new learning strategies, youth engagement and authentic active citizenship.

Rax students have the confidence to make the journey from political literacy to political agency and to make an informed and valuable contribution to how community and society is shaped.

Our work is rooted within a unique mix of thorough educational experience in schools across London, ten years running a series of community led projects, as well as being a key figure in many of the main grassroots campaigns in the UK and five years as a commentator on mainstream media on both television and radio.

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Our work has been transformational on the lives of hundreds of young people across the UK.

Aside from over 50 schools and colleges, Rax have provided workshops and educational consultancy services to Kids CompanyBelarus Free Theatre, The House Of Fairy Tales and the Citizenship Foundation.

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“Jamie’s input into the 2014 Giving Nation Awards was invaluable.  The activities within the workshop were innovative, engaging and thought-provoking, and Jamie’s passion and energy were a huge inspiration to both students and teachers.  They went away from the session equipped with real-life, practical skills for social action and a renewed understanding of the importance of active citizenship, with many groups immediately planning how their new skills could be used to take their projects further.” Martha Grove, Education and Engagement Officer – Citizenship Foundation

For educational or media enquiries please contact through this website.