David Parrish

Associate, GIoCT

Director, Teahing School Hub at Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

David is a creativity consultant and an expert in creative entrepreneurship. As a keynote speaker, trainer and consultant, he has assisted numerous businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations in more than 60 countries around the world, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe. David is the author of the book “T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity” which has been published in translations in 14 countries worldwide. His academic qualifications and professional accreditations include a Masters Degree in Business Administration [MBA] (with distinction). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.


He has spent thirteen years in educational leadership, specialising in professional development, initial teacher training and the English curriculum. He has been a leader of High Challenge Teaching and Learning, a pastoral Head of House, an Assistant Principal in charge of KS3 and a Head of a Teaching School Alliance working at the forefront of school improvement, policy change and reforms in schools. He has led organisations through the Ofsted inspection framework to Outstanding and is finishing a PhD with King’s College London on the Comparing International Perspectives on the Core Knowledge Curriculum.


Learn more about David here.