Evadne Bygrave is an educator, life coach and innovator. Her passion to make education inclusive to all learners has been the driving force behind all her enterprises. She founded Sing a book in 2014 to engage children in reading through song, based on books read in primary schools. As a singer/song writer Evadne has been able to capture the essence books and infuse them with catchy rhythms that are enjoyed by all.
Not satisfied with writing one song for a book, in 2015, she wrote 7 for Anthony Browne’s Into The Forest, this became her first musical playscript. The second, Kate Meets Dido Elizabeth Belle based on the book by David Gleave, was completed in 2016. Evadne is in full support of the Steve Sinnott Foundation’s Education for All Campaign and was honoured when given the opportunity to write their campaign song, A Better Place to Be.
Her work in primary and secondary schools was the inspiration for the SCIP-School Career Intervention Programme; which has been designed to raise the learning aspirations and career prospects of disadvantaged underachieving pupils entering secondary school. The programme is fuelled with Evadne’s determination to give learners the opportunity to an education that is accessible, challenging and life-changing.
Malcolm is a senior leader with significant experience managing behavior and inclusive practices across education. He has worked in mainstream, special, secure and community education settings, in urban, suburban and rural locations. He specialises in the development of inclusive education services for young people aged 11-18.
He has lectured on access to equality, inclusive education for many organisations including Goldsmiths University, Newman University, Hip Hop Education UK at UCL, the Royal Society of Arts, the National Union of Teachers and also of course the Steve Sinnott Foundation.
Malcolm has also written articles and given interviews about Inclusion and Education for publication in The Guardian, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships and for the Foundation’s own magazine ENGAGE? He has held strategic roles within schools, unions and advisory groups including as school governor, in local community interest companies as well as in several academic research groups.
Julia Clark-Lowes & Simon Clayton
Design and Social Media Team
Bringing their long experience from numerous internet ventures, Simon and Julia are working with the Foundation to ensure that our stories are told effectively and that the benefits of our work are communicated succinctly to the world.
Over the period of a week, Ihad the pleasure of working with the Steven Sinnott Foundation alongside Ann. During my time, I learnt about the production of their magazine Engage, learnt how to create labels on Microsoft Word and researched some education projects. I conducted interviews in order to promote the Foundation’s work, which it to support the achievement of the sustainable development goal 4, quality Education for All children Everywhere. Overall, I found this work experience with the Foundation very enjoyable and very useful as I hope to pursue a future career in journalism.