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Emotional intelligence, practical business skills, and the ability to present ideas persuasively are vital attributes that can be learned through the lens of entrepreneurship.


Richard GirvanHead of St Paul’s School, Richard Girvan has worked at the school for 17 years, having graduated from Cambridge University with an MA, MEng and PGCE. He has held various pastoral and co-curricular roles at St Paul’s and has been the Surmaster there since 2012, a role that was enhanced in 2017 to become Head.

He is passionate about developing team-working skills in young people and gave the keynote address at this year’s inaugural West London School’s Entrepreneurship short course, hosted by St Paul’s, focusing on group dynamics.

Suzie LongstaffThe British Olympic VIII has been a huge formative influence on her approach to both leadership and education. As Headmistress of leading HMC and GSA day school, Putney High School GDST - which educates over 1000 girls in leafy Putney, south west London - Suzie aims to provide a rich tapestry of experiences and an intellectually challenging education for her students within a supportive and vibrant community.

Shortlisted this year as one of the i25 innovators and influencers in education, Suzie constantly encourages her pupils to think differently and to stand up and use their voice. Students achieve not only academically, but through developing real-world skills such as oracy, entrepreneurship and digital wizardry that will give them the edge in a modern world.