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 formally 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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"The Manifesto makes clear that the interest of the consumer should be heard, rather than the producer and business lobby."
"In past, PMs —who see a lot of capts of industry -hv been too readily persuaded that what works for large companies also works for Britain"
"Considering splits over Europe of last 30 yrs, apparent unity around [Theresa May's] Brexit manifesto is little short of astonishing."
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