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can you help us?

As a new organisation that only started in September, we are not eligible for any government support, meaning Jonny and Jo are not currently receiving any money, either from work or support.


We continue to share lots of free resources to help children, schools and families. 

If you are in a position to donate to OtherWise, you donate the equivalent of a coffee to us on Ko-Fi, to keep us going.



Welcome to OtherWise Education.

We do things differently here.

We work alongside schools to develop rich and dynamic learning cultures,

which empower children, young people and the adults who support them.

The academic is vital, but it is not enough.


We believe that for pupils to harness the full potential of their intellect, they need opportunities to consider their values, communicate clearly and effectively, and reflect upon themselves and their relationships with others.

We run a range of projects with pupils which develop their self-expression and self-understanding. These include Poetry Retreats, Writes of Passage writing networks, and KUDOS, our self-leadership programme. When we run these projects, we want for the experience to be transformative, thought-provoking and (unapologetically) enjoyable. 

We work with schools in a variety of ways to help embed the kinds of healthy learning cultures which support teachers and pupils to maximise their time together. We have a range of training sessions we can run in your schools, alongside more sustained development partnerships.


When creativity, knowledge and self-confidence interweave, children and their teachers can achieve remarkable things together. 

Jo Castro

Coach, OtherWise

Jo runs learning projects and training, as well as leading on coaching. She is a freelance coach, and former specialist teacher.


Jonny Walker

Founder, OtherWise

Jonny leads OtherWise, runs learning projects, training and consultancy  He is a former teacher, an SLE and Assistant Headteacher.

Adisa the Verbalizer


Adisa runs Poetry Retreats and leads staff training and development on poetry with Jonny. He is a dynamic poet and public speaker.

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