I am Director of System Change at Teach For All, a global network of 35 education programmes stretching from Chile to Bulgaria, India to the US. I currently direct our policy efforts with regards whole system reform in education, whether at the school, local or national level. My expertise includes education management, project management, human capital development, innovation and public and private sector support.
When not working directly with educators, I like to explore the possibilities of open education and open information. I am involved in projects with the European Commission, to develop a vision for school education in the year 2030, Ashoka as part of their Changemaker Schools initiative, and Teach First, as part of the policy panel that meets regularly with the Secretary of State for Education. I’m also part of the team running Think Tank Review. My blog covers these and other social and cultural interests.
Before moving into policy, I taught English in a secondary school in South London and gained my MA (distinction) at the Institute of Education. In the more distant past I studied modern languages at Cambridge University, living in Barcelona and Paris.