Sarah Davidson is Chief Executive of Carnegie UK Trust. Echoing Patrick McCarthy in the last podcast, Sarah brings to the work of the Trust her experience as a senior civil servant in Scottish Government. Carnegie Trust is focused on Collective Well-being. In this episode Sarah discusses the shifting culture of funding and learning within the…
Patrick McCarthy is past President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the largest funder of social change for children and families in the United States. The Foundation is strongly invested in disadvantaged communities. Not all of those investments have paid off, but a commitment to evidence means there is always a legacy of learning. Patrick takes us through some of the lessons he has learned in over 30 years of public service, with a particular eye to the do’s and don’ts of working in place.
Ann Johnson and Dan Hastings are the focus for place based work in Telford and Great Yarmouth. Their efforts are the result of a new way of working for the Lloyds Bank Foundation. Not so much about money. Or power. More about acting as the catalyst for new conversations about public policy. The work is new. It started in the pandemic.
Nick Davies is co-author of a report on the use of government targets. In this podcast he gives a series of examples of targets saving people’s lives and targets not only getting in the way of learning but acting as a source of deception.
Ken Masser leads a large organisation delivering Sport and Leisure services. But he is also learning how to make place the focus of learning about how to get more people involved in physical activity. That means looking well beyond gyms and pools and soccer pitches. Sport England programme is building a movement around of people like Ken and places like Rossendale.
Jill Baker from the Lloyds Bank Foundation, Richard Haigh from The Key and Laura Seebohm from the Maternal Health Alliance are all members of the How To Be Wrong network. They reflect on the network discussions and the impact it has had on the work they lead.
John Hitchin at Renaisi has a long track record in learning about the ways in which place can impact on well-being. He reflects here on how we learn about place.
Is it phonics, or the curriculum, or the behaviour management techniques? Or is it everything around the nuts and bolts of teaching students? Jon Zaff explores the idea of relational schools.