real world education

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.

Support for businesses working with China

“We got so far down the line and thought we had cracked….then it all fell apart!”…. This is a familiar story for small to medium sized enterprise when working with China. We help people get on track, understand the culture and communications – what is really meant by “X” when they’re really actually saying “Y”; the ebb and flow of relationships, and what you need to know about culture and technology to forge lasting, secure partnerships with Chinese people. Not to be underestimated, China is a complex, diverse country with many pitfalls – but many opportunities!

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.

China focused lectures and workshops

Our founder and Director, Rob Walden has more than 15 years experience in working with China as a teacher, a British Council Ambassador and a businessman – from school-to-school exchange, teaching, leadership, training, business, marketing, recruitment and use of technology. A former Assistant Headteacher, Rob can deliver anything from a simple, one-off assembly (free of charge) to full lectures and workshops at university level (nominal fee to cover costs).

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’.

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 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.

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. 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.

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'