Imani Clough Ba, Ma (frsa)
Character Educator, Facilitator, and Coach in Birmingham, UK
Imani Clough (she/her) is a social entrepreneur, the Director of Imani Academy Ltd - a creative youth consultation and participation enterprise.
Hi, I'm Imani! I spend much of my time innovating education in both classrooms and communities. With more than ten years’ experience working in education, social care, partnerships and service development; I currently combine my academic research interests, in the area of character education and belonging, with my knowledge and experience as a practitioner.
As a Freelance Social justice Facilitator, Character Educator and Coach, I support frontline practitioners and educators to have the confidence to lead on high impact campaigns and initiatives in a coaching and train the trainer capacity. I also facilitate youth consultations and translate research to applied educational and social contexts.
I use philosophy for children and the character education framework to bring educators and children and young people together; to explore, discuss and take action on social justice issues.
I have a degree in Youth Justice and Masters in Character Education. My work encompasses many strands of creative direction and is informed by a wide range of trauma informed practices, educational philosophy and youth participatory principles.
What am I currently doing...
Act Build Change Coach and Learning Co-ordinator
Hosting a 6-month Learning Marathon Education for Liberation.
HundrED ambassador, amplifying & supporting purpose driven innovations in education.
Curating a downloadable practical handbook: Mentoring through character education for The University of Birmingham – Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues.
Facilitating a series of workshops and bespoke youth participation consultation groups with Secondary aged pupils in Birmingham and Care Experienced young people in the South West, with a focus on Fitting in and Belonging.
You can click the button above to listen to a podcast about me, character education and my work.
I'm in the process of creating a new website, in the meantime please be in touch to explore coaching, training or my consultancy work. Feel free to say hello through any of the social links below.
I look forward to connecting with you!