Research Fellow, 2007-2008
Briar is now working for CfBT Education Trust carrying out research into supply side reforms and developing the charity’s provision of independent state schools. CfBT’s first Free School, developed in partnership with parents, will open in September 2011.Prior to this Briar qualified as a teacher through the Teach First programme and taught Maths for two years in a London academy.During her time at Policy Exchange she co-wrote reports on economic competitiveness and on education, in particular how to increase the supply of good teachers. Before joining Policy Exchange she worked as a Parliamentary Researcher for an MP. Briar has an MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.
More Good Teachers demonstrates how we can recruit, retain and develop a new generation of talented, inspired and effective teachers to tackle educational inequality.
This report looks at the government’s failure to remove poorly‐performing teachers from schools and propose a series of improvements to the capability review process.
According to Towards Better Transport traffic congestion is now endemic, affecting not just large cities but also the core motorway network and small towns. It currently costs the UK economy in the region of £20bn per year.
Bank of America Chief Economist Europe Dr Holger Schmieding, Policy Exchange Chief Economist Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich and Policy Exchange Research Fellow Briar Lipson assess the UK's economic performance since 1992.