Supporting organisations and their people to improve outcomes for children and young people, especially for those who are most vulnerable or excluded.

AKN Consulting is led by Consultants Anita Kerwin-Nye and Matt Overd who work with a team of associates with expertise across education, charities, research and policy. Our work is exclusively in the charity and education sectors and most often at the interface between the two. Our focus is on improving outcomes for children and young people, especially those who are most vulnerable or excluded.

Key areas of consultancy support include:

Campaigning, lobbying and advocacy

Taking evidenced interventions to scale

Building effective collaboration

Organisational development

Sharing knowledge across sectors

Charity and school co-working

Income generation and funding strategy

Increasing impact and improving outcomes

Our programmes and pro-bono campaigns:

To ensure all children can access a rich and rounded set of experiences

To support greater access and inclusion for disabled children in arts and culture

A pledge of support for inclusive schools and against exclusion as an improvement tool

A campaign for every 18 year old in 2035 to be an ‘Outdoor Citizen’

Clients only. Resources and tools for delegates of our Leadership Development Programme

Launching Soon! Research tools and 100s of reports from charity, education and community sectors

"Anita was a positive, thought-provoking and passionate compere for the Creative Schools Symposium, reminding us throughout about what was important in education and the stark context we are working in. She really rallied the audience around the issues, and did a beautiful job of weaving together all the themes and ideas from the day, always with passion and authenticity. Thank you!"

- Stratford Arts Trust, November 2019