As an accomplished non-profit organisation leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, former roles in the charity sector include Interim CEO, Project Director, Finance and Business Development Director, Resources Director. Completed a Masters in Charity Management at Cass Business School. Previously founded and owned his own businesses in transport, construction, retail, manufacturing, property development and tourism. Burger leads on operations, systems, finance, governance and oversees some key aspects of development at the Trust.
Bridget is a former secondary maths teacher through the TeachFirst programme and has also worked as a consultant at CfBT Education Trust. Bridget has led the development and delivery of the TDT’s work across our network of schools since 2013, including strategic leadership of our events, consultancy and membership services for schools. She speaks widely at high-profile events and has written for a broad range of education sector media. Bridget.Clay@TDTrust.org
Jess was a music teacher in Australia then worked as a Teaching Assistant in London before joining the TDT in 2014. A Politics and English Literature Graduate (University of Wollongong), Jess now supports schools through professional development audits while also developing and delivering Lesson Study training.
A former primary school teacher and participant of the Teach First leadership development programme, Maria joined the Trust in the summer of 2016 having also worked as a communication officer for an NGO in Peru. Maria has a degree in Modern Languages (Spanish and Italian) from Durham University and has tutored students one-to-one for language GCSE and A-Level exams.
Phil is an assistant head teacher with responsibility for eLearning at Cramlington Learning Village. The school has had a fantastic ICT journey which began well over a decade ago and has led to an international reputation for effective and innovative use of technology for learning. He has been appointed as the lead teacher for the UK in a EU-led Creative Classrooms project and is a Google Certified teacher. Phil has been seconded part time with the Teacher Development Trust as North East regional lead for our TDT Network programme.
Lord Andrew Adonis, served 12 years in government as a Minister and special adviser. He was Secretary of State for Transport, Minister for Schools, Head of the No.10 Policy Unit, and senior No. 10 adviser on education, public services and constitutional reform. After the last general election he became Director of the Institute for Government (2010-12). In government he pioneered key public service reforms including the Academy programme, which established over 200 independent state schools to replace failing secondary schools, the radical university tuition fees and grants reform of 2004, and the plan to develop a high-speed rail line from London to northern England and Scotland. Before entering politics, Andrew was a journalist and academic focusing on public policy and constitutional analysis. He was Public Policy Editor of the Financial Times, and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, where he gained a PhD in modern political history. Andrew is also author of seven books including “Education, Education, Education” (September 2012) on educational reform. He has been a member of the House of Lords since 2005 and currently sits on the frontbench as Shadow Infrastructure Minister.
- Professor Rob Coe, Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM).
- Philippa Cordingley, Chief Executive, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).
- Professor Pete Dudley, Associate Director of Children’s Services in the London Borough of Camden and Professor of Education, University of Leicester. Honorary Secretary of the World Association of Lesson Studies. Formerly Director of the National Primary Strategy.
- Liz Francis, Deputy Director, Performance Unit, Department for Education. Formerly director of workforce strategy, standards and qualifications at TDA.
- Laura McInerney, Editor of Schools Week. Fulbright Scholar, journalist, author, former teacher and consultant at LKMco.
- Dr. Jonathan Sharples, Manager of Partnerships at the Institute of Effective Education, currently seconded to the Education Endowment Foundation.
- Jo Palmer-Tweed, Advisor to The National College for Teaching and Leadership and is Strategic Lead for the expert subject advisory groups for the new primary curriculum.
- Professor Daniel Muijs, Professor of Education at the University of Southampton and is acknowledged expert in the fields of Educational and Teacher Effectiveness and quantitative research methods.
- Chair: Sir John Holman, President, Royal Society of Chemistry, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York and Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation, Chair of the Salters Institute, Former Headteacher.
- Sam Freedman, Executive Director of Programmes at TeachFirst, formerly Policy Advisor to Michael Gove at the Department for Education.
- Russell Hobby, General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).
- Rt Hon David Laws, Executive Chairman, Education Policy Institute. Formerly Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Minister of State for Schools, Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Yeovil.
- Mark McCourt (Founding Chair), Chief Executive, La Salle Education. Formerly Senior Director at Tribal, Director at NCTEM, school leader, inspector and AST.
- Veena Naidoo, Head Teacher at Cleveland Road Primary School. As of 1st January 2016, Cleveland Junior School amalgamated with Cleveland Infant School to form the new larger than average sized, primary school that serves the community of South Ilford, an area of considerable socio-economic disadvantage.
- Anna Pedroza, Marketing Director, Baker-Dearing Trust. Formerly an independent communications and marketing consultant who worked with TeachersMedia, Edcoms, O2 Learn and IRIS Connect. Formerly Director of Marketing and Communications at Teachers TV.
- Martin Post, Regional Schools Commissioner for South-Central England and North-West London. Formerly Headmaster of Watford Grammar School for Boys and National Leader of Education.