Dr Verity Jones, Education Consultant (Chair)
Dr Verity Jones has worked in a range of educational settings over the last 25 years. After doctoral research she worked in educational charities that focussed on sustainable futures. More recently she has been class teacher, deputy head, county advisor and independent consultant. At present she is a senior lecturer in Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Follow Verity on Twitter @VerityJones_edu
Daniel Muijs, Deputy Director, Research and Evaluation, Ofsted
Daniel is Deputy Director with responsibility for Ofsted’s research and evaluation programme. This includes oversight of Amanda Spielman’s new multi-year research programme into the curriculum across all phases of education, and ensuring the 2019 Education Inspection Framework is informed by the best possible evidence from research and academia. Previously Daniel was Professor of Education at the University of Southampton. You can follow him on twitter @ProfDanielMuijs
Andrew Moffat, Assistant Headteacher, Parkfield Community School
Andrew is Assistant Headteacher at a large inner city primary in Birmingham. He is the author of “No Outsiders in our school: Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools” and is noted for work with faith communities on LGBT equality. In 2017 he was awarded an MBE for services to equality and diversity in education. Andrew was recently named among the top 50 teachers shortlisted for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.
Janet Carroll, Curriculum Team School Support, Cornerstones Education
Janet Carroll has over fifteen years of teaching experience, including nine as a Deputy Head and Literacy Lead in South London. For the past 3 years, she has been a senior member of the curriculum team at Cornerstones Education, a leading curriculum design company based in South Yorkshire.
Bob Cox, Independent Consultant
Bob is an independent educational consultant. His work regularly takes him into schools where he is lucky enough to see some of the fantastic stretch and challenge provision being developed around the country. Bob’s Opening Doors series received the ERA educational book award 2017.
Simon Feasey, Community Capacity Building Coach, Community Capacity Building
Simon has extensive experience in school leadership, serving as a Primary School Headteacher. Simon offers a coaching service to schools and school leaders on community capacity building. The approach he advocates is one based on relational leadership and lessons drawn from the field of community organising. he work begins with community conversation, encouraging activism, leading to local solutions.
Jon Curtis-Brignell, Deputy Headteacher: Curriculum, Thomas Tallis School
Jon Curtis-Brignell is Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for the Curriculum at Thomas Tallis School, where he has worked since 2005. An English teacher by trade, Jon also leads Research & Development for the Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance.
Chris Tomes, Headteacher, Churchmead Secondary
Chris has over 25 years of experience in a wide variety of education settings. He has served as headteacher and executive headteacher in smaller than average secondary schools, where he has had to overcome a number of challenges. His focus on school improvement work has moved schools rapidly from special measures to good.