Evidence-based resources brought to you by Dr Kathy Weston

Dr Kathy Weston holds a Masters and Doctorate in Philosophy (criminology) from the University of Cambridge and worked for many years as a policy researcher and research fellow in education. She is the co-author of two books on “Engaging Parents” (Bloomsbury, 2018; 2020) and a sought-after keynote speaker.

“Combining my passion for parenting with my extensive academic expertise, I am committed to giving parents the practical tools they need to help their children flourish. I firmly believe in an evidence-based approach to parenting.

This way, you get the very best information and can have confidence in the tips you apply at home. Our children have significant challenges to overcome as they strive to reach their potential. My aim is to empower you, so that the parenting journey becomes easier and more rewarding.”

Our Founder: Dr Kathy Weston
Speaker | Author | Researcher | Founder of Tooled Up Education

Our Mission

To give every parent and teacher the tools they need to develop children
into young adults who are:

Self-confident, self-sufficient and full of self-worth

Curious about the world and passionate about learning

Digitally skilled and digitally resilient

Our Fundamental beliefs:
What we help deliver:
How we do this:

We work with the world’s leading researchers, translating research evidence into actionable tips that:

Are We Effective?

What schools say
Beechwood Park School

"Tooled Up Education has been fantastic. Kathy's work has had a really massive effect on our parents and also our staff."

Edward Balfour, Headmaster
Ashlyns School

"Tooled Up Education has such a wide range of resources and we've been able to send these out to lots of different parents for lot of different reasons. The resources are really easy to read and implement and parents have said they are really helpful "

Teacher, Ashlyns School
What parents say
"Practical, relatable advice."

"I feel like I have found what I have been looking for for so long! I am so relieved to get very practical, relatable advice."

Parent, Methody School
"Thought-provoking"

"So informative, thought-provoking, practical, awesome!"

Parent, South Hill School
"Absolutely fantastic"

"I thought the talk last night was absolutely fantastic. It really helped us to have a vision and how we can support [Child] to develop his resilience"

Parent, Yarm School
"Lots of food for thought"

"So informative - lots of food for thought as a teacher and a parent of two girls. Thank you"

Parent, Merchant Taylors' School
"Amazing resources"

"Hello, I am a Beechwood Park parent and I've always found your resources to be very helpful and timely, especially for my year 7 son at BWP. Thank you for your amazing resources."

Parent, Beechwood Park School