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Peter Hyman

Peter Hyman is head teacher and co-founder of School 21, a pioneering new 4 to 18 school that opened in Stratford, East London in 2012.

The school’s aim is to prepare children for the 21s century and it has a number of distinct design features:

  • A small, all-through school where each child gets personal support
  • Well-being at the heart of the curriculum so every child can grow
  • Oracy/speaking curriculum and pedagogies so every child can think deeply and find their voice. Working with Cambridge University to provide a diagnostic tool for oracy
  • Project based, enquiry learning so that students can produce superb outcomes for real world audiences
  • Integration of new technology
  • A new role for the 21st century teacher in a collaborative, less hierarchical culture.

Peter Hyman started in schools as a teaching assistant 10 years ago. Before working in education he was a strategist for Prime Minister, Tony Blair for 9 years.

He is author of One out of Ten, From Downing Street Vision to Classroom Reality.



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