Sam Freedman

Head of Education Unit, 2006-2009


Sam now works as an adviser in the Department for Education. During his time at Policy Exchange Sam oversaw an extensive research programme on increasing choice and competition in the school system, and on increasing the supply of good teachers. He was previously Head of Research at the Independent Schools Council. He has a first class degree in history from Magdalen college, Oxford; a Masters degree in international history from Oxford and a Research Masters in Public Policy from Birkbeck.Authored Publications

Sam Freedman

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Rising Marks, Falling Standards

Rising Marks, Falling Standards

Read Publication One of the most enduring debates in education concerns ‘standards’ in primary and secondary schools. Literacy, numeracy and science form the backbone of the school curriculum with the intention of equipping pupils with these core skills by the time...
A Guide to School Choice Reforms

A Guide to School Choice Reforms

Read Publication This publication sets out a blueprint for creating real school choice in the UK. It also looks at the lessons from the introduction of school choice reforms in Sweden and the USA. A Guide to School Choice Reforms concludes that successful reform will...
School Funding and Social Justice

School Funding and Social Justice

Read Publication At the next election, education will, as ever, be a major battleground. The Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives have already indicated that they will fight on a platform of reforms that would see the principles of the academies programme...
More Good Teachers

More Good Teachers

Read Publication By Sam Freedman, Briar Lipson, David Hargreaves More Good Teachers demonstrates how we can recruit, retain and develop a new generation of talented, inspired and effective teachers to tackle educational inequality. It shows how we must reject the...
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