Project Lead, Education

Amy Solder


Innovation Programmes

Join Date

November 2010

What I do

Amy works in the Education team. She helps to design and deliver programmes that test new ways to realise young people's potential to innovate and help them develop the skills and attributes needed for an innovation-driven society.

She is particularly interested in how innovation can tackle some of the big questions facing the UK's education system, and has spent the last 10 years developing education programmes which aim to develop the creativity and innovation potential of young people. 


Before joining Nesta, Amy worked as Education Manger at English Heritage.

She has a background in education practice having initially trained as a teacher.

To find out how England compares to other education systems, join the global live debate ‘Better teaching for better Learning’ with Andreas Schleicher and Professor Michael Fullen to debate and digest the findings of the OECD Teaching and learning Internal Survey (TALIS). Wednesday 25 June, 1-3pm BST, Streamed live at (it’s free, no need to register, just click to join)
Amy Solder
Monday, 23 June 2014
What are we learning about scaling from the Innovation in Giving portfolio? It’s a huge question and one that elicits different answers from colleagues, but here are my thoughts to add to the pot based on the ventures I’m working with.
Amy Solder
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
The Harris Student Commission has released it's final report, 'A new design for learning' which explores the learnings from the programme and the opportunities for the future.
Amy Solder
Thursday, 19 May 2011