John Blake

Head of Education and Social Reform

John Blake joined Policy Exchange as Head of Education and Social Reform in April 2017, after a decade working as a teacher, senior school leader and leading practitioner in English state schools. He previously worked for the Harris Federation, one of England’s most successful multi-academy trusts, as a History Consultant; as an assistant headteacher at the first selective sixth-form free school; and as head of house, department and faculty in comprehensive and selective schools in London and Essex. John founded and co-edited Labour Teachers from 2011 to 2014 and is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Parents and Teachers for Excellence campaign, and was formerly on the Advisory Council of NAHT Edge. He read Modern History at the University of Oxford, and also holds a PGCE from the UCL Institute of Education, and an MSt in education from the University of Cambridge.

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Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Hinds needs to finish the revolution Blair started

Probably the most important thing to remember about the challenges faced by Damian Hinds, the new education secretary, is that they go well beyond schools. With the addition of further and higher education to the Department for Education’s responsibilities in the...