Olive Branch Academy is the teaching and learning branch of Olive Branch Bradford.
Utilising classroom-based learning, social media and video conferencing tools, Olive Branch Academy draws on God's two books: the book of scripture and the book of nature, to provide a well-rounded, science-supported education on the God-breathed needs and resources of the soul for living well and being fruitful.
Supported by Olive Branch Academy Associates, the curriculum for 2021/22 consists of revised and expanded material from Pastor Tony's most popular optimum living education training programmes:
Tony Bryce, BA (Hons), MA, Dip.SW, AASW, PGCE, is lead Pastor to Olive Branch Community Church, the lead Pastor-Teacher at Olive Branch Academy, the Managing Director of Olive Branch Bradford Ltd and the founding Director of the Optimum Living Education (Olive) Project Ltd.
Developer of numerous innovative optimum living education programmes and concepts, Tony is as an insightful and creative bible teacher and life skills trainer and coach who emphasises the practical use of knowledge for whole-person spiritual growth and for understanding and handling the issues of life.
Tony has worked in education and social care settings with children, young people, adults and family groups since 1989, and is a former Advanced Practitioner, Nurturing Futures Trainer and Child and Family Guidance Team Leader within an Educational Psychology Service. Presently, Tony works as an Adoption Manager in addition to leadership of Olive Branch Community Church.