Speaker
Mike Grenier (cropped)
Mike Grenier
Mike is a House Master at Eton College, a Governor at Reed’s School in Cobham, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2012 he co-founded the Slow Education Movement in the United Kingdom which is a cross-sector educational thinktank that aims to throw a spanner into the works of any attempt to make education resemble an industrialised model. The movement has held meetings across the country and in the United States, as well as receiving a good deal of positive and supportive media coverage in the United Kingdom.

He has taught for 20 years on Eton’s Summer School programmes and has also led sessions for the member schools of the Eton-Windsor-Slough State School Partnership. He specialises in promoting greater co-ordination between academic and pastoral programmes, as well as leading staff development in the key areas of motivation and creating and maintaining a school-wide ethos.

"The day was superb, and although full of plenty of deep thinking, it also had a very relaxed and welcoming feel to it." - Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
"Well done for the Festival. The sessions I attended were excellent!" - Andy Smart, Publishing Consultant, The Independent    
I found LFE a truly inspiring occasion. It had lively, stimulating and relaxing environment where all the participants were able to enjoy the enriching festival activities, at the same time adding to their knowledge the experiences of different aspects of education.- Kausar Ali, Teacher and Contributor
"...Both ourselves and our very passionate group of students so much valued being part of and contributing to such a superb and stimulating event...such a buzz and such a creative and thought provoking buzz seemed to be everywhere and we really felt the benefit." - Paul Morall, Chickenshed
"...the Festival was absolutely fantastic. It was lively, stimulating, imaginative and fun. My own regret is not being able to attend all the sessions. Congratulations. What an achievement." - Anne Nicholls, Communications and PR consultant, AN Communications