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Simon Hill
Head of Partnerships

Simon joined Enabling Enterprise in September 2013 from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Simon is a parent governor of Furzedown Primary School, where he works with governors, staff and parents to ensure that the school continues to improve and that all children enjoy a stimulating learning environment.

Simon leads on Enabling Enterprise’s links with the businesses and employers who support our work. Simon is also responsible for Enabling Enterprise’s fundraising to ensure that our plans to reach 120,000 children per year by 2019 are achieved.

Robert Craig
Head of Operations and Strategy

Robert is responsible for the strategic direction and running of Enabling Enterprise as an organisation. As treasurer of an alternative provision school in Hackney he came to see the importance of educational outcomes, particularly for those from less privileged backgrounds.

Prior to Enabling Enterprise, Robert worked in Public Sector Strategy and Operations at KPMG as well as at Social Finance.

Chris Cuckson
Interim Head of School Programmes

With a degree in Italian and music, Chris’s career started in media, organising BAFTA ceremonies and working in TV production. Then changing course with a desire to make a difference, he trained to become a primary class teacher and phase leader in Hackney.

Chris joined Enabling Enterprise after having seen the impact of the projects in his own school. Chris leads our work in North London, and in the East of England and loves running projects in schools and businesses which help prepare young people for success in the real world, while still having lots of fun along the way!

Maryam Darby
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Interim Head of School Network

Prior to working at Enabling Enterprise, Maryam was a Primary School Teacher for 7 years in a South London School. She discovered a passion for project-driven learning teaching her students about the media industry with the Lambeth CLC, The Southbank Centre and the BFI.

This inspired Maryam to work for Enabling Enterprise, where she now manages the South London & South East region.

Claire Bayley
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Regional Manager North of England

Claire always wanted to be a teacher, and share her love of history. Following her degree, Claire taught for 10 years in Oldham, taking on a variety of roles including accreditation as an Advanced Skills Teacher, Lead Practitioner and as Specialist Leader in Education specialising in Initial Teacher Education.

She brings this passion for learning and for developing enterprise skills to her role at Enabling Enterprise in her role as Regional Manager for the North West.

Richard Hart
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Regional Manager Midlands & South West

Richard joined Enabling Enterprise in 2017 and leads our work across the Midlands and South West England. His passion for education and business innovation spans over 25 years of working with children and young people as a teacher and curriculum advisory in primary, secondary and initial teacher training settings.

Richard has headed music education and cultural service organisations in the West Midlands and East of England regions and has led business development and transformation programmes across a range of education, heritage and cultural service organisations.  

A rapidly-growing global partnership.

The Partnership brings together more than 700 organisations towards a common mission, joined by shared language, principles and outcomes. Below you can learn more about all our partners.

Integrating with schools in the UK and globally

We work with Primary, Secondary and SEN schools across the country (and, increasingly, around the world) to build essential skills education into the everyday curriculum.

Connected with brilliant employers
and skills-building organisations

We're working with inspiring employers from a huge range of sectors. We're also collaborating with skills-building organisations to structure their work around the Skills Builder Framework.

Click the headings below to browse and learn more about all our partners.
Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
Our partner organisations apply the Skills Builder Framework within their work and provide additional support within the Partnership through resource collaboration, advocacy and shared expertise. Their unique contributions to the growth and impact of the Partnership is highly valued.
Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.

Our team

Many of our team - and all those working directly with schools - are qualified teachers, operating from our different bases in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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Tom Ravenscroft

Founder & CEO

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Duncan Partridge

Director of Programmes

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Robert Craig

Chief Operating Officer

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Rosa Morgan-Baker

Director of Development

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Chris Cuckson

Regional Manager South

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Claire Bayley

‍‍‍Regional Manager North

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Elnaz Kashefpakdel

Head of Research & Impact

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Evelyn Haywood

Education Network Manager

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Maryam Darby

Organisations Manager

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Mike Zatyka

Head of Growth Fund

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Richard Hart

Regional Manager Midlands

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Sarah McKinless

Head of Product

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Will Seymour

Strategy & Operations Manager

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Alastair Phipps

Senior Associate for Systems

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Alice Hossent

Senior Associate

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Alison Gale

Senior Associate

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Bella Audsley

Senior Associate for Organisations

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Chantelle Scott

Senior Associate for School Leadership

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Emma Reay

Senior Associate for Further Education

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James Prideaux

Senior Associate for International

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Judith Grazier

Senior Education Associate

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Stéphane Auberval

Education Coordinator

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Tom Varley

Senior Associate for SEN

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Amy Geoghegan

Education Associate

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Harriet Griffiths

Partnerships & Schools Coordinator

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James Muldoon

Education Associate

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Laura Baker

Education Associate

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Laura Graham

Education Associate

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Parul Begum

Finance & Operations Assistant

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Simon Camp

Design and Communications Associate

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Will Seymour
Strategy & Operations Manager
Judith Grazier
Senior Education Associate
Parul Begum
Finance & Operations Assistant
Laura Graham
Education Associate
Amy Geoghegan
Education Associate
Elnaz Kashefpakdel
Head of Research & Impact
Rosa Morgan-Baker
Director of Development
Duncan Partridge
Director of Programmes
Harriet Griffiths
Partnerships & Schools Coordinator
James Muldoon
Education Associate
Stéphane Auberval
Education Coordinator
Laura Baker
Education Associate
Alice Hossent
Senior Associate
Bella Audsley
Senior Associate for Organisations
Emma Reay
Senior Associate for Further Education
Simon Camp
Design and Communications Associate
Alastair Phipps
Senior Associate for Systems
Alison Gale
Senior Associate
Tom Varley
Senior Associate for SEN
James Prideaux
Senior Associate for International
Chantelle Scott
Senior Associate for School Leadership
Evelyn Haywood
Education Network Manager
Mike Zatyka
Head of Growth Fund
Sarah McKinless
Head of Product
Richard Hart
Regional Manager Midlands
Claire Bayley
‍‍‍Regional Manager North
Maryam Darby
Organisations Manager
Chris Cuckson
Regional Manager South
Robert Craig
Chief Operating Officer
Tom Ravenscroft
Founder & CEO

Board and Advisors

Samantha Butters
Board of Directors


Richard Mallinson
Board of Directors


Charlotte Ravenscroft
Board of Directors

Alex Shapland-Howes
Board of Directors

Tom McErlain
Advisor


Everything we've learned.

The Missing Piece: The Essential Skills Education Forgot details the rationale for building essential skills, in the light of a decade of practice with over 150,000 children and young people. It rigorously examines the arguments for and evidence behind the six principles, as well as discussing the thinking behind the development of the Skills Builder Framework. The book also looks to the future, outlining a roadmap for the changes we must make to our education system so that every student can be equipped with the skills, experiences and aspirations that will empower them to succeed in life.

Explore our other publications

External Press

Profile: Tom Ravenscroft
Tom Ravenscroft is perhaps the most quietly passionate proponent of a “skills” curriculum in education today – and if that rings alarm bells, keep reading.
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Education must transform to make people ready for AI
We are doubling down on the idea that if we get children to know things and regurgitate them in a certain way in an exam, then we are setting them up...
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Education’s missing piece
Tom Ravenscroft, Founder and CEO of Enabling Enterprise, explains how he is trying to reduce the skills gap. There is something fundamental missing...
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School reports miss the talents that matter - just look at Alan Turing
The education system can sometimes struggle to cope with lateral thinkers. Learning has become formulaic – a case of regurgitating knowledge in...
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‘The Missing Piece’ book review - Dr. Mary Bousted
Ravenscroft has not only done his research – the sources in his book are wide and varied – but he also wears his learning lightly. The result is a very...
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Start-up success: six lessons for aspiring social entrepreneurs
While it may sound poetic, Enabling Enterprise was not born in a flash of inspiration. Rather it emerged from my desperate attempts as a naïve new...
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The latest from the Partnership

Learn all about essential skills and the how our Partnership is leading a movement to prepare young people for success both in school and beyond.