Grappling with Education is an independent body set up to engage with a number of different groups across all key areas of the education divide.

Split into a number of age-related or ability-based projects, our services include programmes that cater for groups seeking structured breakfast and after-school clubs where our progressive curriculum allies itself with physical activity throughout the school day, self-protection education and advice for post 16 students, as well as those individuals requiring structured learning having been excluded from mainstream education.

Our objective is to deliver an element of learning completely unrivaled in terms of approach and success.


As a company we cater to a wide variety of individuals and groups, each of our programmes have been specifically designed to deliver material suitable to develop those groups in a responsible, structured manner and to ensure all needs are met consistently however markedly different each group may be.


A massive thank you to David from Grappling with Education for the excellent sessions he has provided for both staff and students from North Herts Education Support Centre. David’s incredibly calm and professional approach enabled him to engage with our students immediately – which is by no means an easy feat! Students and staff alike have been raving about the sessions and hope to attend many more in the future!

Mr Andrew Hovell
North Herts Education Support Centre

A nice balance between hard-hitting and not too alarming in the theory section. Practical sessions well-managed, safe, constructive an informative. I have suggested the Self-protection Network to a colleague who organises an after-school club. I will re-book for next year a similar session and this one will be for all year 12 students.

Mrs Tricia Lennie
Dame Alice Harpur School Bedford, Bedfordshire

This was an excellent seminar in terms of both content and delivery and I will definitely be asking David to come back next year and possibly for other groups as well.

Miss Sara McAuley
Samuel Whitbread Academy. Clifton, Bedfordshire

One of the best & most hard-hitting presentations I have seen. Student feedback this morning has been very positive, albeit [very properly] deeply shocked by some of the images.

Mr Peter Riddick
Berhamsted Collegiate School Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire