Kieran McCarthy, Director
Kieran has been Director of Brighter Futures since the organisation was founded in 2012. Kieran has worked in education for 35 years as a primary and secondary teacher, SENCo and Deputy Head. He has 12 years experience as a Head Teacher, including headship of therapeutic residential school, head of a special school and head of county pupil referral and outreach services.
Kieran is a Thrive Lead trainer and Mindfulness teacher. Kieran’s specialist interests include children and adult emotional well-being, neuroscience and learning, mindfulness, the Thrive Approach, creativity and innovation to support vulnerable children and families. Kieran’s qualifications include Masters in Inclusive Education and SEND, PGCE, NPQH and Post grad diplomas in Mindfulness, Counselling, Therapeutic Child Care.