What we do

Simply put, we support education and business to raise standards, drive innovation and improve lives. These are our flagship services, but we're able to help with pretty much any aspect of education and training, and if we can't, we'll find you someone who can.
China school exchange

We offer unique China-UK school exchange programmes, recruitment of teachers and sports coaches as well as strategic and on-the-ground consultancy. We will soon be launching a new partnership between Real World Education and VEC (Verbaledu Education China) to place interns in Chinese schools, ready to help support.

Websites for education organisations

You need a website to stun your visitors at the same time as providing robust functionality and features? We will design your website to suit your needs – honest, transparent service, and we’re not happy until you are!

Events production

From concept to completion, we provide the support you need at the level you need it. We take the heavy lifting off your hands, leaving you to focus on enjoying the event and reaping the benefits. We provide concept workshops, marketing, ticketing, exhibition management, logistics, sponsorship procurement and partnership development.

LinkedIn for Students

400 members in 200 countries, 40 million students or recent graduates and a signup rate of 2 per second – LinkedIn is the fastest developing online business network in the world. Can you afford not to understand it? And, can you afford not to be on it? With more and more employers and education institutions scanning LinkedIn profiles of prospective candidates, it’s really become more of a ‘must’ than a ‘may do’.

Teach in china

A fantastic opportunity to travel, supercharge your CV and most importantly, make a difference to young people’s lives. We link you with a Chinese agency who specialise in placing interns in China. They have a specific focus on English oral language skills which fits together very nicely with our SpeechCraft training programmes we’re developing in collaboration with Chinese English teachers in Shanghai.

PE and Sport Teaching and Learning support

High quality training in Physical Education teaching and learning methodology, coach education and community engagement planning. We pride ourselves on staying in tune with the latest research, as well as drawing on deep, specialist experience in PE and Sports teaching and coaching.

Employment skills for students

Our mock interview, video analysis, C.V development, writing skills, LinkedIn training and business mentoring grows confidence and expertise in students and staff needing to rev up their chances of gaining new jobs, internships, work experience or university placements.

leadership coaching and consultancy

Our tailored coaching and workshop support for aspiring or middle and senior education leaders will help to supercharge outcomes, improve efficiency and productivity, develop relationships and motivation, improve wellbeing and tackle strategic challenges. Test drive one of our packages today.

Marketing for education organisations

Marketing your educational offer is no longer an option, and it’s a badly misunderstood area. Marketing is MORE than just a rolling cycle of websites, press releases and leaflets. REAL marketing is borne of deep insight, and emotionally connects your provision with the people who need it. We help you understand it, plan it and make it happen.

Social Media for education

Does your social media really reflect your best assets and your character? Do your posts get to the people you want to reach? Do you have a robust, safe system that reduces anxiety and workload? If the answer is “I’m not sure” or “no” to any one of those questions, feel free to test drive one of our marketing packages.

TeachPE.com

TeachPE.com was our first flagship group company. Founded in 1998, it is one of the longest surviving (and still thriving) PE and Sport website for schools in the history of the internet. Please visit the site to see the depth and breadth the site has to offer, and see why TeachPE still brings us the kind of credibility and educational development focus we continually strive for.

Who we are

We are specialists in many aspects of UK and Chinese education, and marketing for education. We can’t claim to be experts in every area of education (this might just defeat the notion of being ‘expert’), but – our passionate focus on making life better is our continuous aim. We are geeky about methodology and pedagogy, and love to immerse ourselves in all things teaching and learning. Our core services are listed above, but if there’s something you need and we can’t provide it – we will happily find you someone who can.
Andreea Costache
Andreea Costache
Specialist Consultant
Andreea’s background in Russian to English translation, with a Masters in Business from the University of Suffolk. Andreea mainly specialises in recruitment of graduates to second and third cities in China, but is also heavily involved in the development of the International Festival of Learning – www.internationalfestivaloflearning.org
Roger Husein
Roger Husein
Specialist Festival Consultant
Roger is an MBA Graduate with strong experience in business relations, exhibition and sponsorship procurement and event logistics management. His main focus is on our events side of what we do, although his ambition is to get out to China himself to teach English!
Ben Sprigings
Ben Sprigings
Project Manager – China programmes
Ben is a Geography graduate with considerable experience in logistics and organisation management. His extensive travel experience has helped to forge skills in communication and leadership, and Ben is a reassuring backbone to much of what we do on all that heavy duty logistics and administration kind of stuff.
Rob Walden
Rob Walden
Director of Real World Education Group Ltd.
Rob has 20 years in teaching as a Head of PE, Partnership Manager, Assistant Headteacher and Level 6 CIM qualified marketer. He has worked as a consultant for the British Council and the Youth Sport Trust in developing teaching and learning, marketing and business systems in the UK, Iraq, Rwanda and China. Rob can support any kind of organisation with their bespoke education and marketing needs – strategy, analysis and delivery.
Charlotte Cotton
Charlotte Cotton
China – Teaching and Learning Methodology and Director at Julebu
Charlotte graduated in Chinese Studies from Durham in 1990. She then worked as a research analyst for investment banks in Hong Kong during the next decade. During that time, as the Chinese stockmarkets began to flourish, she traveled between China and Hong Kong on business. Fusing a fascination with the country and a love of education Charlotte has developed exciting, practical learning methods to help Chinese teachers of Mandarin to connect with UK students.
Sam Robson
Sam Robson
Events / Music Industry Expert and Director of IEM
Sam delivers high-level, specialist events in all areas of education, but he is perhaps mostly famed for his contributions to the world of music and performing arts. He is fully connected with the music industry and regularly leads workshops in schools with his team to bring the contemporary music business to life for young people. Serial entrepreneur, teacher, mentor and talented musician himself, Sam’s unique insight into the industry brings that specialised, real world education we look for.
Charlie Langham
Charlie Langham
Performing arts and SpeechCraft Consultant
A Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts Graduate with experience in the West-end, in and Director of Pauline Quirk Academy in Richmond, London, Charlie innovates powerful teaching methods to develop accuracy and flow of spoken English language. Her approach to developing confidence, public speaking and the spoken word for non-native speakers of English is unique, exciting and highly-effective.
Laura Paveley
Laura Paveley
Project Quality and Planning Advisor – China Programmes
Laura has a wealth of experience in student leadership programmes in the UK and Shanghai and provides quality assurance and liaison support for our PurpleSun China programmes. She has extensive knowledge of our unique leadership teaching and learning methods, to draw out the very best from Chinese and English students. Her advanced problem-solving and innovation skills are a key factor in casting a critical eye on planning and delivering activities in order to make our programmes unique and of the highest quality.
Carole Baker
Carole Baker
Health and Wellness Consultant and Director of Carolebaker.co.uk
Carole has managed restaurants, been a top account executive in advertising and sold drugs to Doctors (Drugs of the medical kind of course!). She started and ran a highly successful private health and wellbeing centre for 10 years offering a complete, holistic health and wellbeing service for the education and business industry. One of her great strengths is designing and producing Health Conferences that are tailored to the needs of the clients.
Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews
Multimedia specialist
Mark is a serial entrepreneur and a pioneer of the innovative use of video. As an early adopter of flying drones to house video cameras, Mark brought a new look and feel to the world of promotional video and virtual tours. His passion for his work merges an obsession with creativity and spark, with a reflective approach and a rare attention to detail.
Mike Walden
Mike Walden
Digital Expert and Director of TeachPE.com and The Virtual Sports Injury Clinic
Mike started in online digital in the very early days of the internet. He’s seen the ‘boom and bust’ companies fall away as he navigated his way through tough times to achieve a truly global presence online. TeachPE.com and The Virtual Sports Injury Clinic are two of our most prized assets as part of the RWE Group network, and there are few who are able to analyse the detail around digital development than Mike.
Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning Ambassador
Jim is what we might called an ‘olde skool-new skool’ kind of teacher. Not that he’s old of course; it’s just that he epitomises ‘that teacher who inspired me when I was a kid’ cliche. Yet, cliche he is most definitely not. We like unique, and Jim is certainly that. when he joined us, we simply said “you’re about ten years ahead of your time Jim”. We believe that the key to why Jim has so much to offer is not because of the technology of the flipped or blended learning environment, but the actual LEARNING that takes place.

we strive for unique

Our combination of experience in teaching and education leadership, fused with our business and marketing skills, plus our international experience in challenging educational contexts makes us the only company in the world with this unique blend and offer of services. We believe that helping you to uncover the ingredients and skills you need to help achieve your aims is just a baseline expectation. Alongside that, we want you to feel like there's something special about our partnership with you; an edge you're getting that you know is there but is hard to replicate or to quantify. The extra mile we go to ensure you’re confident to drive things forwards is reflected in our satisfaction policy. Basically, if you don’t like what you get, you don’t pay – it’s as simple as that.

Why we do what we do...

Well, let's be honest here, we’re inherently selfish! We believe that simple Job satisfaction is not such a dated concept. Yes, we're in business, so yes, we have to find ways to earn a crust, but we thrive on making a difference to people's lives, from being unique, and knowing that our business matters to the world.
"business enables the world, education powers business"

We believe that education powers the world. It is the one human-focused asset that everyone wants. Everyone is connected through education - children, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends or colleagues. So, here's how we think - great education enables great decisions - great decisions breeds success - success breeds self-esteem, happiness and sustainability, and when that feeds into business then the process starts again. Outstanding achievements by our staff in the UK, Iraq, Rwanda and China has given us an edge - an eclectic view of the world and a global outlook - sustainability, interconnectedness, altruistic values and a sharp focus on strategy and delivery of the best possible outcomes means that we can provide a truly unique service.

  • Years experience in business

    e-commerce, marketing, social media, publishing, consultancy, journalism

  • Years experience in education

    Teaching, teacher training, resource development,

  • years international development

    In Iraq, China and Rwanda - government level strategic and 'chalkface delivery'

Sports Leadership
Sports Leadership
We support our friends and colleagues in Iraqi Kurdistan to improve opportunities for PE and Sport in some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable
Here we see children learning how to lead each other – body language, voice, organisation and people management. We believe these skills will help to equip the next generation of Iraqi leaders, educators and business people
Teacher training
Teacher training
Young people feeling a sense of achievement is hugely valuable to the heartbeat of the community – positivity breeds positivity
We work closely with Dara Qadr and his team who are based in the beautiful town of Sulaymania, Kurdistan.
Supporting Schools
Supporting Schools
We support schools in a range of contexts, under the premise that every child deserves the best possible education.
Many believe that quality education is about what the buildings are like, what the uniform is like, and how much money parents might have… we would be foolish to deny these CAN help, but we’ve seen across the globe how some of the best education is delivered simply because of the people involved.
Girls leading the way
Girls leading the way
The female students we meet in Kurdistan are nurtured and given opportunities to succeed in PE and Sport
Girls and boys play and learn together – improving their ability to communicate and gain a sense of achievement

Why work with Real World Education?.... ​Because, as the name suggests, we deal with the reality, not just the theory - taking an innovative, customer-facing approach, we listen to what you need, get excited about it and adapt our programmes to ensure you cover your objectives. Over 20 years of practical, on-the-job UK and international experience means that we cut straight to the important stuff - we don't flounder in the theoretical world or try to 'sell you a dream'.

Events management - Events web pages - UK/China Exchange - Spoken English language for non-native speakers - Strategic marketing - Digital planning - Innovation workshops - PE teaching and learning review - Coach education - Supply teaching - Rugby coaching - Yoga coaching - Pastoral mentoring - Innovation workshops - Student council strategy - Website development - Video editing - Leadership coaching - Influencing skills - LinkedIn training - Contemporary music band support - Mock interview - CV and Profile review - Writing skills for social media - Digital tools training - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube - Hootsuite – Microsoft 365 for Business cloud – Keynote speaking

Get in touch

Sometimes it's nice just to have a chat. Drop us a line and we'll get back to you within 24 hours - no uncomfortable pressure and no obligation; just a straightforward chat about your needs and a bit of free advice if you want it. If you're interested, you'll come back, if you're not, you wont - it's simple as that.