THE NUDGe education CORE

We work with a large pool of Education Experts across England and Wales to deliver our education interventions. This is the core team at HQ who head our enquiries, referrals and development, and who you will most likely be in contact with should you get in touch.

 
  DIEGO MELO    Founder & Director of Learning & Engagement   Diego leads the team and founded Nudge Education and Nudge Minds. Diego is originally from Brazil but England has been home for the past 15 years. After a decade working within the third sector, Diego became a teacher with a specialism in special needs education and taught in a number of schools and colleges in the North East of England. Diego’s natural gravitas was towards those who did not quite fit the mould in schools. Compelled to eradicate exclusion and inequality, Diego left mainstream teaching to set up Nudge Education by combining a number of disciplines to create holistic interventions that raise aspirations and save lives.   “There must be more for those who need it the most in our society. I love learning and have been a direct beneficiary of Education; it taught me to live life well and fully. Nudge Education is a step closer towards ensuring our most ‘in need’ children get the best possible chance to be part of a vibrant education system where so many of our other, more resourced children thrive. I know I am bias, but what we are delivering across the region and beyond is infectiously inspirational and thoroughly cutting edge. Here’s to a life worth living for every child we have the pleasure to come alongside of”.

DIEGO MELO

Founder & Director of Learning & Engagement

Diego leads the team and founded Nudge Education and Nudge Minds. Diego is originally from Brazil but England has been home for the past 15 years. After a decade working within the third sector, Diego became a teacher with a specialism in special needs education and taught in a number of schools and colleges in the North East of England. Diego’s natural gravitas was towards those who did not quite fit the mould in schools. Compelled to eradicate exclusion and inequality, Diego left mainstream teaching to set up Nudge Education by combining a number of disciplines to create holistic interventions that raise aspirations and save lives.

“There must be more for those who need it the most in our society. I love learning and have been a direct beneficiary of Education; it taught me to live life well and fully. Nudge Education is a step closer towards ensuring our most ‘in need’ children get the best possible chance to be part of a vibrant education system where so many of our other, more resourced children thrive. I know I am bias, but what we are delivering across the region and beyond is infectiously inspirational and thoroughly cutting edge. Here’s to a life worth living for every child we have the pleasure to come alongside of”.

  BRIAN MAIR    Director of Operations   Brian is Nudge Education’s Co-Director. Brian spent a decade working for international charities and companies with people from all walks of life who were experiencing extreme levels of poverty, isolation and low self-esteem. He supported them in developing their skills and accessing work-ready programmes and employment opportunities, enabling them to find purpose and place in society. Having managed major, multi-million pound public sector contracts, Brian brings a wealth of experience to the operational side of Nudge Education.   “I love being part of this movement. We work with great people and everyday at Nudge Education it feels we are on the verge of achieving something really exciting”.

BRIAN MAIR

Director of Operations

Brian is Nudge Education’s Co-Director. Brian spent a decade working for international charities and companies with people from all walks of life who were experiencing extreme levels of poverty, isolation and low self-esteem. He supported them in developing their skills and accessing work-ready programmes and employment opportunities, enabling them to find purpose and place in society. Having managed major, multi-million pound public sector contracts, Brian brings a wealth of experience to the operational side of Nudge Education.

“I love being part of this movement. We work with great people and everyday at Nudge Education it feels we are on the verge of achieving something really exciting”.

  SARAH HUNTER    Education Quality Manager   Sarah leads the education focus and quality for provisions at Nudge Education. She works with each provision to create a bespoke intervention that is specifically tailored to the needs of the individual student. She gains an understanding of each student and helps to develop academic, emotional, behavioural and social targets to enable the students transition to a meaningful place of education. Sarah has worked within the education system for 14 years and enjoys helping each student to access the tools they need to live a fulfilled and meaningful life.   “Working within schools, both secondary and primary, was an excellent experience. However, the school system does not work for all students at all times in their school life. Occasionally some students need a little ‘Nudge’ to help them along the way! It is a privilege to work with the Nudge Education team to empower students, help them transition, learn to make the right choices and take positive control of their future”.

SARAH HUNTER

Education Quality Manager

Sarah leads the education focus and quality for provisions at Nudge Education. She works with each provision to create a bespoke intervention that is specifically tailored to the needs of the individual student. She gains an understanding of each student and helps to develop academic, emotional, behavioural and social targets to enable the students transition to a meaningful place of education. Sarah has worked within the education system for 14 years and enjoys helping each student to access the tools they need to live a fulfilled and meaningful life.

“Working within schools, both secondary and primary, was an excellent experience. However, the school system does not work for all students at all times in their school life. Occasionally some students need a little ‘Nudge’ to help them along the way! It is a privilege to work with the Nudge Education team to empower students, help them transition, learn to make the right choices and take positive control of their future”.

  REBECCA INNES    Case Manager & Communications Officer   Rebecca is our master of all things related to communications and the coordination of education provisions. After gaining a degree and Masters in Creative Writing, Rebecca coordinated staff and pupils at a prominent London film school and gained experience with academy trusts. Rebecca also lectures in Screenwriting at universities around the North East and leads creative enterprise workshops for young people looking to break into the film industry. Rebecca still writes professionally and is strongly connected to the film industry.   “The focus here at Nudge Education is developmental and academic, but we are highly creative in our style and delivery, which is why my skills have a place here. Seeing the difference we make to young lives on a daily basis by use of imagination and innovation is truly rewarding”.

REBECCA INNES

Case Manager & Communications Officer

Rebecca is our master of all things related to communications and the coordination of education provisions. After gaining a degree and Masters in Creative Writing, Rebecca coordinated staff and pupils at a prominent London film school and gained experience with academy trusts. Rebecca also lectures in Screenwriting at universities around the North East and leads creative enterprise workshops for young people looking to break into the film industry. Rebecca still writes professionally and is strongly connected to the film industry.

“The focus here at Nudge Education is developmental and academic, but we are highly creative in our style and delivery, which is why my skills have a place here. Seeing the difference we make to young lives on a daily basis by use of imagination and innovation is truly rewarding”.