Richard Daniel Curtis is an internationally renowned behaviour expert passionate about helping influence the lives of millions.
The former teacher is known for his impact with turning round some of the most extreme behaviours and is consulted about adults and children around the globe.
His work with children alone is said to have personally influenced the lives of over half a million and works to help people understand and communicate better with each other.
He has founded The Mentoring School, a professional development training team to help people supporting children, young people, young adults, refugees, apprentices, sports coaches, business leaders and more. Richard is also the founder of multi-award winning special needs support service The Root Of It.
Author of The Curtis Scale, a tool to assess the social and emotional development of children, Richard’s work has had an impact in 5 continents. He has written 6 books, including Gratitude in Primary Schools, Gratitude in Secondary Schools and Higher Education, The Parent’s Guide to the Modern World, 101 Tips for Parents, 101 More Tips for Parents and 101 Behaviour Tips for Parents.
Richard lives in Southampton with his girlfriend and his pet chickens (rescued battery hens obviously).
Richard’s professional CV includes:
1999-2002 Mental Health Support Worker in in-patient adult and child units
2000-2003 BA (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status
2003-2010 Teacher, rising to head of Pupil Referral Unit
2010-2013 Primary Inclusion Adviser for a local authority
2012-13 worked with the Nurture Group Network to produce the Boxall-Curtis Profile
2013- Founder of The Root Of It – special needs support
2013-14 MA Education
2014 The Root Of It awarded Best New Business Award
2014 Publication of 101 Tips for Parents, 101 More Tips for Parents and 101 Behaviour Tips for Parents
2012-16 Author of the Social, Emotional and Play Development Scale (known as the Curtis Scale)
2015 The Root Of It awarded Gold Scoot Headline Award
2015 Launch of Parenting for the Future toolkit – transforming the lives of parents and teachers to help tomorrow’s generation
2016 Author of Gratitude in Primary Schools, Gratitude in Secondary Schools and Higher Education, The Parent’s Guide to the Modern World
2016 Launch of The Mentoring School