Education Team

Our driving ambition is to have a more positive impact on young lives - so every child and young person is empowered to live a remarkable life.

We have a highly skilled, passionate team who are committed to working with our academies to constantly improve our teaching and learning to meet the diverse needs of over 35,000 children and young people in our care.

Frances Soul

National Director of Education

Lauren Costello OBE

National Director of Primary and SEND

David Hatchett

National Director of Secondary Schools

Academic outcomes are an absolute priority, however we also recognise that each child and young person must have the opportunities and experiences to develop themselves as good learners and citizens, who are confident in the contribution they will make to our ever-changing society. Therefore, we are devoted to providing our pupils with the qualifications and attributes to thrive in every area of their life.