Sandeep Dutt
Ambassador, Academy, Advisory

Sandeep Dutt

Dehradun, India

School Improvement Coach, Author, Mountaineer, Bookseller and Social Entrepreneur; For over 35 years, has empowered thousands of teachers and touched the lives of over a million children.

School Improvement Coach | Author | Entrepreneur

Founder Learning Forward India Foundation

My work for the International Award for Young People (IAYP) has been widely acknowledged. Author of books - Guide To Good Schools of India and Guide to Schools of Doon. As a social entrepreneur, I work to empower young people and have been a mentor for many. My mission is to 'help schools deliver better', with a focus on building professional learning communities at schools.

Find out more about my work

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

Future of School Education - Long-lasting success in professional learning needs a ‘culture of learning’ and this is where he feels that till teachers do not take charge of their learning, there is no future. The teachers need to discover themselves, they need to discover more methods, they need to share more and overcome the lack of professional learning. With the explosion of information on the internet and low-cost data services delivered in India, it was high time for the PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) to take charge. As the Founder of Learning Forward India, I am very keen to support teams to design the Future of Learning – which could be focused on the level of the classroom and transformation in organizational culture.

Helping School Deliver Better, my vision shared at Better 2018


How can education support students to flourish?

Good Schools Alliance
My Good School standard core curriculum empowers students by creating an environment for personal and social development of every individual. Experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study, this brings to life learning that would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated.

The 4S - Service, Skill, Sport & Study - standard core curriculum.

Learning brought to life

  • Choice of Activities
  • Find your own Coach/Mentor 
  • Work with Peers
  • At Your Pace 
  • Secure Online Dashboard: connects all the stakeholders
  • Available 24x7 worldwide
  • The Digital Portfolio: self-reflection, share the joy of learning, and find a career you love!

What role does innovation play in education change?

Personal and social development of an individual forms the core of our 'affordable quality education' model:

  • The experiential learning must be made possible through activities beyond just study can consolidate and bring to life learning which would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated. 
  • Encouraging students to become involved in activities in the community outside the confines of the school curriculum will help develop their confidence, knowledge, and contacts to follow passion after leaving school. This will greatly enhance the opportunities for their personal and social development.
  • With teachers’ encouraging young people, they can benefit fully from what both the school and outside interests can offer, this can be a key factor in their progressing successfully through adolescence into rewarding and fulfilling adult life.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

Youth Ambassadors - for the first time young people are actually getting an opportunity to take charge of their leaning. Over the years the multiple stakeholders - Teachers, Students, Parents, Management and Governments - have made the process of delivering quality in education very complex to keep up their vested interests alive. The young people and more so peer learning is far more important than any other.

Showcase of Innovations - a unique platform to build the best network in the work to share learning and development and more so bring on board practitioners, who are the ones to take the lead. Policy makers and planners, as well as Advocacy agencies, have their agendas, the practitioner is a realist!

Diversifying Education - we talk of inclusion but need empowerment. To prepare the child to face the world, diversity and inclusion are the key and help us appreciate the real human values. 

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

Happy Teachers - The Learning Forward India Professional Learning Program focuses on building professional learning communities. The program leverages the best in adult learning, research on organisational change, and practical experience to create capacity for sustained improvements in educators. #HappyTeachers

My Good School - We help our partner schools to work for the personal and social development of an individual by offering an environment where experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study. The standard core curriculum helps measure the improvement in student learning at school. #MyGoodSchool

Schools Can Change: Sandeep Dutt, School Improvement Coach and the Founder Learning Forward India partners Karl Clauset for school culture transformation in India. Genuine effective school improvement requires leaders and teachers to be part of a broad-based, creative change system that focuses on generating improved teacher practices for enhancing student learning.