Ben Gibbs

About Ben

Having re-trained to teach after a career in PR and marketing, Ben has subsequently managed communications for the Islington Arts & Media School (one of the New Labour government’s controversial first ‘Fresh Start’ schools), developed relationships with the first academy sponsors as part of the DfES’s business development unit, developed PR and marketing strategy for independent schools, and provided strategic communications advice for a range of schools and organisations in the UK schools sector, including CfBT, RSA Education, the Institute of Education, Whole Education and Engage Education.

As a governor at a large secondary school for 12 years, Ben led on PR and profile, providing strategic guidance as well as hands-on (and camera-facing) support during several crises. He has an M.Ed (Open) in school leadership and management, the CIPD’s L7 diploma in organisation development, and is currently working with a number of schools to apply relational research in change management and organisational leadership contexts.