Education Director Andrew has extensive experience in senior leadership roles in central government, local government, national agencies, independent consultancy, universities, teacher training and schools. An Education Adviser/Broker for the Department for Education Andy also served as Chief Executive of East London Academy of Arts and Music and as an Associate Headteacher of the New Horizons Learning Centre / SGEOTAS (PRU) in Bristol.
He has a strong background in school system improvement, pedagogy and publishing including scoping and developing reports, materials and resources for national dissemination and/or publication. A subject specialist in mathematics – Andy has taught extensively in schools, teacher training and universities up to Masters level – and a high level of data literacy.
His work with the DfE as Education Adviser and Broker has encompassed responsibilities for Free Schools at various stages of development, Academy Brokerage and working with leadership teams in open academies where progress has stalled to secure robust school improvement systems and positive outcomes. He has also worked in the Office of the Chief Adviser on School Standards and as School Standards Adviser/Tuition Adviser/Effective Practice Team Adviser within the DfE.