To unlock pupils' full potential using a hybrid of advanced learning technology and expert personal teaching.
RocketLearn is a brand-new organisation that has been created to combine the very best high-quality resources, modern adaptive learning systems and outstanding teachers to deliver a rich, personalised and hugely engaging learning experience for children.
It is the brainchild of two creative and highly-regarded senior leaders in education, who between them have amassed over 60 years experience in the teaching profession in both the state-maintained and independent sectors. Both have a strong-track record of success wherever they have worked.
Supporting our two founders are a highly-skilled support team who are working tirelessly to deliver an exceptional educational experience for children that provides them with the very best opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Meet our founders:
David is a former Deputy Head of Juniors at Fulneck boarding school, he is also the founder of the Independent Schools Portal and editor of InnovatED magazine.
David has been a prolific writer and blogger as well as being an engaging speaker on all things education. His speciality is providing practical guidance on making the curriculum, lessons and learning more engaging, creative, relevant and effective, to give teachers the confidence to step outside of their comfort zones and take calculated risks. This is especially important when using technology, it is in this capacity that David is in frequent demand as an education consultant.
David also has a deep and intimate knowledge of the current Primary National Curriculum for England and his consultancy was instrumental in developing and constructing the assessment frameworks used by the Assessment Foundation for Science, Design & Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and Languages. This work is used daily in over 2,000 primary and preparatory schools and forms a large element of the Progression Beyond Levels Assessment Framework for Primary Schools.
Phil has taught in a range of schools, both maintained and independent for 40 years. He taught Biology and Physical Education in state secondary schools and taught as a class–teacher, deputy headteacher and headteacher in state primary schools.
He was the head at King Edward's Junior School in Bath for nine years and was the founding headmaster of Newcastle School for Boys. Phil was also one of the founding directors of an innovative Free School based in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Whilst reading for an Ed.D at the University of Bath, Phil became an Ofsted Inspector, helping in the inspection of some 40 state schools. He also trained as an Independent Schools Inspector participating in the inspection of 12 independent schools whilst serving as a headteacher. In recent years Phil has worked with the prestigious TES Global and Heads4Heads education consultancies. He is also part of a group working with the Chartered College of Teaching and Teacher Development Trust to improve teacher and school leader professional development programmes.
Phil has been an advocate of innovative approaches to education and he has been an agent of change during his many years within the profession.