London | 10 November 2022


Bukky Yusuf is a senior leader, educational consultant and leadership coach who is well known by her Twitter handle @rondelle10_b. She has undertaken a number of leadership roles within mainstream and special schools. As part of her commitment to increase diverse leadership within education, she participates with several initiatives and organisations. These include her roles as an ambassador for Leadership Matters, a Network Leader and coach for WomenEd & BAMEEd and a Steering Group member of the teacher5aday well-being initiative. She co-edited 'The Big Book of Whole School Wellbeing' which was released in October 2021.

Jo is an experienced primary school teacher with a MA in teaching and learning from the University of Oxford. Together with Tom, Jo co-created Bottled Book: a picture book to help children share their feelings. Jo's work explores ways to make educational spaces emotionally honest and inclusive for all people.

Tom is a primary school teacher and curriculum lead working at St Modwen’s Catholic Primary School in the Midlands. As well as co-authoring Bottled, Tom has delivered training and CPD programmes for schools and MATs on mental health in education, the power of picture books and how to weave empathy throughout the curriculum.

Martin is the co-founder of Laughing Phoenix, a consultancy that helps organisations with their ‘purposeful positioning’. As such, he has facilitated the global Dove Self-Esteem Project since 2003, creating a range of body image resources for teachers, youth leaders, parents and young people. More recently, he has been working on a handwashing education programme with Lifebuoy. In Devon, he also co-leads Creative Beings CIC, a social enterprise using artistic processes for wellbeing.