Diane Rich runs Rich Learning
Opportunities: keeping creativity, first hand experience and play at the
heart of children’s learning.
Opportunities brings together consultants to work on
different projects relating to children’s learning.
Diane Rich has been involved in children’s learning for many years, as
a teacher, advisory teacher, researcher, consultant, author, trustee for
children’s charities and former chief executive of a national early years
charity. She was the convenor of the Forum for Maintained Nursery Schools in
England from 2000-2003.
Diane has worked throughout the UK
speaking at conferences,
undertaking many different early years and primary education projects,
and working directly with a variety of practitioner and community groups. She
is invited to take part in projects led by national associations, and
different LEAs throughout England.
Diane has represented the early years sector on a variety of
advisory panels and consultative bodies, as participant or sometimes
University of Cambridge M. Phil
In 1993-4 Diane Rich studied full time at the University of
Cambridge School of Education on an M.Phil course, relating to School Development and
Improvement. Diane’s focus was teacher development. She worked with tutors,
Professor David Hargreaves, David Hopkins, Mel Ainscow and Mel West. In
February 1994 she was at a full congregation Holden at the University of
Cambridge Senate House where she was admitted to the degree of Master of