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Meet Rachael & Claire

We are the founders of Dragonfly: Impact Education.
Our mission: To equip young people with the emotional resilience to thrive in a twenty-first century world. We do this by working with school children, their families, their carers and their educators.
Whatever challenges are presented to young people these days – expect Rachael and Claire to equip them for modern life. From self-esteem and exam pressures, to peer relationships and social media – working with youngsters, their families and their educators, Dragonfly will empower a generation to seize the opportunities that today’s life throws at them. The result? Confident, positive and emotionally healthy young people, who are adept at navigating the twenty-first century.

A team of experts

We have a combined 30 years of teaching experience, including Advanced Skills Teacher status, experience of leading and chairing a school governing board and a Master’s Degree in Education: Leadership and Management. We also hold qualifications in School Counselling and Creative Therapy.
Rachael Bushby
Rachael Bushby

Co-Founder

Claire Pass
Claire Pass

Co-Founder

Our Vision

A thriving generation ready for modern life
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Our Values

Expert.
With a unique combination of substantial classroom experience and an array of credible qualifications, we get results.
Open.
We work without judgement, discrimination and prejudice. This allows our clients to be themselves – comfortable in speaking and acting freely.
Discreet.
Confidentiality is a given. We create a safe and private space for clients to talk about their feelings and personal situations.
Desire.
We have a burning passion to make life better for young people. What’s more, it’s that dedication that drives us in our ongoing learning as theories and perspectives change.
Belief.
We genuinely believe in the potential of young people – and we’re excited by the endless possibilities for them.
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Why The Dragonfly?

In cultures all over the world, the dragonfly is seen as a symbol of change, often after a period of hardship or suffering. Having flown the earth for 300 million years, dragonflies are a sign of growth and maturity, bringing power and poise, strength and bravery, joy and freedom. The dragonfly represents having the courage to embrace change as something positive and freeing.
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People Say About Us

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As a Teaching Assistant, I worked with both Rachael Bushby and Claire Pass for several years, and I can honestly say that it was always a pleasure. Not just because they are both professional and organised teachers, who plan every lesson with the needs of each individual student in mind, but because of the wonderful, positive atmosphere in the classroom.
Lynn
Lynn
Teaching Assistant
If your child, friend or family member is having issues or problems they need to talk about, I can't recommend Rachael enough!
Lesley
Lesley
Parent
Tuition, coaching and 1-1 support not only had positive outcomes for both my sons’ exam results but also on their confidence, self esteem, resilience and belief that they could succeed. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone no matter what their child's ability.
Jason
Jason
Parent
Rachael was unlike other teachers I had - she genuinely cared for each and every student, and by dedicating extra time and energy into listening to my thoughts, ideas and worries, she helped me become more confident with my work and generally increased my self-esteem overall.
Alicia
Alicia
Student
From the age of 12, up until I was 17, I suffered with severe anxiety throughout school. I was fortunate enough to have Rachael Bushy as my resit English teacher. Rachael knew how to talk to us, reassure us and most importantly, believed that we could do it.
Kelci
Kelci
Student
I would like to thank Rachael for all her support with my son. He is 16 years old and has been suffering with severe anxiety for 3-4 years. He has now had four sessions with Rachael and has found them to be very positive experiences. He looks forward to their weekly sessions and is making great progress.
Lesley
Lesley
Parent

We are based in Allestree, Derby or Toton, Nottingham. Alternatively, we can travel to you or your child’s school or to your home within a certain radius. 

We are fully insured and have full enhanced DBS clearance including home checks.