Richard Dunne

Director – The Harmony Project


Richard Dunne founded The Harmony Project after developing the Harmony approach to
learning in his previous role as Headteacher of an Ofsted-graded Outstanding school.
This approach brings together subject-specific skills and knowledge around projects or
enquiries of learning that take learning beyond the classroom and apply it to the real
world. Each enquiry references a principle of Harmony in Nature – Interdependence,
Cycles, Diversity, Adaptation, Health and Oneness. When learners understand these
principles of Harmony, they learn what they need to do to live sustainably, too. It is our
lack of understanding of these principles that has led us to a place where the future wellbeing of our planet and its people is now at stake.

Richard now shares this approach across the education sector nationally and globally
through presentations, workshops and school support programmes. He has written a
teachers’ guide to enable teachers and educators to implement Harmony principles and
practices in their education settings. The guide is being promoted as a blueprint for
Education for Sustainability with the Department of Education. It has now been translated
into nine language