Meet the team

Gary Futcher Programme Lead

Gary joined Real Ideas as a Consultant in June 2018.

Education is his passion and the creative arts his love. After 4 years in arts marketing he trained to teach and has over 20 years’ experience in education. He has worked in a range of settings and has a strong insight into the successful features of rich, broad and balanced education.

As a former headteacher and English & Drama teacher by training Gary believes education is rooted in transformational change: the widening of horizons and the opening of doors to give young people a choice of possible futures. Central to this is developing confidence, resilience and creativity through a engaging curriculum with the arts at the heart.