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.
We provide a wide span of services from the highest quality private tuition for teenagers to practical workshops for PGCE students and whole department development workshops across the UK.
We also provide guidance and support related to the learning process itself, youth engagement, policy development, youth project design, social pedagogy and campaigning.
Rax is a genuinely innovative organisation, at the cutting edge of new learning strategies, youth engagement and authentic active citizenship.
This is based on a unique mix of experience in education, developing progressive and effective new strategies for learning, leading in local and national active citizenship programs and five years as a commentator on mainstream media.
We specialise in developing a thirst for learning and a sense of critical thinking coupled with confidence in communicating ideas.
Rax are strong advocates for the emphasis on creativity within the learning process, leading to the development of the essential higher order thinking skills that allow young people to become erudite independent thinkers capable of synthesis, innovation and lateral thinking.
Aside from over 50 schools and colleges, Rax have provided workshops and educational consultancy services to Kids Company, Belarus Free Theatre, The House Of Fairy Tales and the Citizenship Foundation.
“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
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