Susan Piers-Mantell
Susan Piers-Mantell
Susan Piers-Mantell is Chief Executive of the organisation Learn to lead.  Her deep concern for human rights and a belief that no-one should feel ‘done to’ stems from her childhood in Zambia, growing up alongside her parents’ involvement in the anti-apartheid movement. As a teacher and trained facilitator in the Blue school in Wells, Somerset, she co-developed the tools and practices that led to the approach now called Learn to lead being established in 2007.  She has introduced the model to over 150 schools and 10,000s young people, and adapted the programme for other settings including young people in their local communities as commissioners, adults with learning difficulties in care homes, and supporting troubled families.
"The day was superb, and although full of plenty of deep thinking, it also had a very relaxed and welcoming feel to it." - Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
"Well done for the Festival. The sessions I attended were excellent!" - Andy Smart, Publishing Consultant, The Independent    
I found LFE a truly inspiring occasion. It had lively, stimulating and relaxing environment where all the participants were able to enjoy the enriching festival activities, at the same time adding to their knowledge the experiences of different aspects of education.- Kausar Ali, Teacher and Contributor
"...Both ourselves and our very passionate group of students so much valued being part of and contributing to such a superb and stimulating event...such a buzz and such a creative and thought provoking buzz seemed to be everywhere and we really felt the benefit." - Paul Morall, Chickenshed
"...the Festival was absolutely fantastic. It was lively, stimulating, imaginative and fun. My own regret is not being able to attend all the sessions. Congratulations. What an achievement." - Anne Nicholls, Communications and PR consultant, AN Communications