The Co-founders of the Young People Index have been lifelong friends and have always shared a passion around the development of people, children and themselves. Having gone down very different career paths, both Christina and Helen felt compelled to explore the possibility of creating a version of The GC Index for young people. Both Helen & Christina felt passionately about how it could help them believe in their own individual worth, but also give educators and pupils far more individual insight, thus improving self awareness, self confidence and self improvement. The Young People Index can be used to enrich teaching and learning, make careers events more meaningful and relevant, facilitates pupils’ decision making for the future as well as simply highlighting a young person’s potential for impact on a project, team or organisation.
Helen Rivero - Director & C0-founder
As an MSc and chartered member of the CIPD, Helen brings a wealth of diverse human resource, learning and development and business consultancy experience; including working within manufacturing, aerospace, FMCG, education and service sectors.
Helen's aim is to infuse people with passion around learning and developing from a professional and personal perspective. She also works with state and independent schools, looking at alternative ways to prepare next generation leaders with the skills they’ll need in the future.
Christina Turner - co - FOUNDER
With ten years of experience in the education sector and expertise in personal, social, health and citizenship education, Christina brings specialised knowledge to the team and a real passion for the importance of developing every child as an individual in all aspects.
Christina knows that for young people to be at their happiest in the learning environment and to therefore achieve to their maximum potential they must feel valued, accepted and have a sound knowledge of their own unique strengths and skills.
MARTIN PRESTON - SPORTS & COMMUNITY consultant
Martin has an extensive background in sport and community development and a history of engaging with the educational sector. He’s held leadership, management, coaching and mentoring roles and loves supporting the development of groups, teams and individuals.
Martin truly believes in creating an environment where others can flourish, confidently pursue their long term ambitions and fulfil their potential. His belief that better understanding ourselves, feeling empowered by our unique strengths and being better able to positively influence the relationships around us can instil confidence and the potential to succeed in all aspects of our lives.
Andrew Roberts-Wray - educationAL consultant
Having spent 17 years leading in schools, Andrew is passionate about preparing pupils for the real world by getting them and their teachers to work in partnership with businesses and schools in their local community. It is important to give young people contact with the real world in preparation for university and the world of work in later life.
Andrew believes that children can achieve academic success by developing confidence and motivation. This can be achieved by giving a broad curriculum that helps every child find success which in turn gives them self belief to fly high in all aspects of their life.