About the original developers

Not-for-profit Community Interest Company

Move4words CIC was a not-for-profit enterprise specifically set up to tackle the educational impact of social and economic disadvantage in the UK, and closed in August 2017

The Community Interest Company (CIC) is a new company structure designed by the UK Government for ethical enterprise.

You can read more about the structure at the Government's Department for Business Innovation and Skills website here.

Move4words Community Interest Company was a registered CIC and was under the control of the CIC Regulator to ensure ethical practice and non-profit-making.

Move4words CIC was a member of the Community Interest Company Association.

M4W's former patron - Professor Sir Tim Brighouse

Tim Brighouse, formerly London Schools Commissioner (2002 - 2007) and Professor of Education at Keele University (1989–1993).See Tim's open letter of recommendation to headteachers and other educationalists here.

See Tim's open letter of recommendation to headteachers and other educationalists

Fomer Company Director - Dr Elizabeth McClelland.

Elizabeth is the developer of the Move4words methodology, has worked extensively 1:1 with children with learning differences from age 5 upwards, is the architect of many research projects testing movement methods in schools, and is currently an Academic Visitor at Oxford University. She is a highly experienced research scientist, innovator and schools trainer. She worked for Move4words on a voluntary basis, and took no salary or dividend from the company.

She was previously a University lecturer in Geophysics, Environmental Sciences and Volcanology at the University of Oxford. She was a highly respected scientist in that field and held a Royal Society Research Fellowship for 10 years.

Former Education Advisor - Mannie McClelland.

Mannie has 25 years experience of working in Education, first serving as a primary school teacher for 10 years, then as an Educational Psychologist, in the London Borough of Croyden and then in West Sussex.