Schools educate academically. At an alternative education, we educate vocationally - our aim is to get students to be inspired by the world of work and learn which options best suit their unique strengths


  • 3 Business Psychologists and between us,

    8 Children

    Having met via our own career change paths to become business psychologists, we're combining leading edge business psychology with the sorts of practical insights what we would want our own children to experience.


    Employers struggle to find students prepared with the right skills for success. They say, “students may have textbook knowledge but don’t have the ability to take that knowledge to think critically, innovate, solve complex problems and work well in a team.”

    We're on a mission to change this: we're preparing a series of 1/2 day and full day workshops featuring some of the best leaders and influencers in their fields.


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    96% of graduates change jobs by the time they are 24

    - New College of Humanities survey 2014

    55% of people want to change careers at any one time

    London School of Business and Finance survey 2015

    47% of jobs will and already are changing as a result of AI and robotics

    The future of Employment report, University of Oxford. - Osborne and Frey 2013

    People born after 2000 have a 50% life expectancy of 104

    The 100 year Life, Lynda Gratton, London Business School 2016

    87% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work

    Gallup World Poll data (2013)

    based on 25 million employees in 189 different countries.

  • About The Alternative Education Group

    Set up by Joanna Floyd, Sarah-Jane Last and Lucy Standing, The Alternative Education Group is a Community Interest company (CIC - Company Number 10986820). Any profit generated from running this programme will be donated to the Mayor's Fund for London - which runs programmes to help disadvantaged young Londoners acquire the skills they need to enter and climb the career ladder.


    Joanna Floyd

    Ex-Investment Banker, now Founder of Work Success Ltd - specialist women returner consultancy and mum of three

    Sarah-Jane Last

    Ex Head of Marketing Ministry of Sound and Lewis Moberly, (brand consultancy). Now Channel 4 Leadership coach & Co-founder CPD Leadership Consultancy. Mum of two

    Lucy Standing

    Ex- Head Graduate Recruitment (investment banking), Chartered Psychologist, Vice Chair Association for Business Psychology. Mum of three

    Registered with the CDI (Career Development Institute)

    Our programme meets over half of the Gatsby framework - the recommended 'gold' standard. Gatsby is an aspirational (not currently compulsory) standard.

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    1. What information is being collected?

      We collect your name and contact details

    2. Who is collecting it?

      Your data is being used by us and that’s it.

    3. How is it collected?

      We’re using our own website and contact forms, but we will also advertise opportunities on social media so if you complete a form we create on social media, we may also capture data from there.

    4. Why is it being collected?

      We are collecting data in order to contact you in connection with programmes we are developing.

    5. How will it be used?

      We will use the data to either contact you with regards to an opportunity you are booking. We do not send junk mail but may send the occasional update, progress of our development of initiatives

    6. Who will it be shared with?

      No one. We will only use it ourselves.

    7. What will be the effect of this on you?

      You may get an occasional email update. We do not anticipate sending any until after the summer (2018) and even then, it will not be more than once a month.