About us

The Releasing Potential Institute was launched in 2016 to house the academic research and professional training services developed by Releasing Potential School and Releasing Potential through our work in education.

The Institute’s mission is twofold: to resource professionals through our training programmes and courses, and to impact educational and social policy through meaningful research that can make a difference to the lives of young people.

Mike King

Mike founded Releasing Potential in 2001 after working for many years as a teacher of physical education in mainstream schools. Mike’s vision was to find ways of working with young people who were disengaged from education, through alternative educational models encouraging self-esteem and self-reliance. Since then, Releasing Potential has grown into a much larger charity and is now also a Department-for-Education registered Independent School. Mike’s work with the Releasing Potential Institute involves internal verification on the NCFE Level 3 and Level 4 in ‘The Management of Challenging Behaviour’ to which he brings significant expertise as an educator.


Releasing Potential Institute
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court

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Company No: 4622100


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