David Jaffa

FED Council Member: David founded SAM Learning, an online learning tool for GCSE and KS3 in 1998. Back then, most people’s response to online learning was to ask, ‘Why is it better than a book?’ Fortunately, David was able to explain that, and SAM Learning is now used in hundreds of English secondary schools. In […]

Hugh Greenway

FED Council Member: Hugh Greenway is CEO of the Elliot Foundation which, over the last nine years, he has grown from concept to one of the more successful primary trusts in the country with over 11,000 children and 2,000 staff in 28 schools. Over the same period, he has helped many other Multi-Academy Trusts with […]

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

FED Council Member: Professor Dame Alison Peacock is Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, a new Professional Body that seeks to raise our status through celebrating, supporting and connecting teachers to provide expert teaching and leadership. Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has […]

Professor Philip Garner

FED Council Member: Professor Philip Garner works at Brunel University London, UK. He taught in mainstream and specialist schools for nearly 20 years. Subsequently he joined the staff of the West London Institute prior to its incorporation within Brunel University. Philip has previously held Chairs in Education at Nottingham Trent and Northampton universities, before returning […]

Ndidi Okezie

FED Council Member Ndidi Okezie is the CEO of UK Youth; a leading charity with a movement of over 5,500 youth organisations, reaching 1.6M young people. Prior to this, she worked as a teacher and school leader for ten years, spent six years as the Executive Director of Teach First, and lead on Digital and […]

Kirstie Donnelly

FED Council Member Kirstie Donnelly is Chief Executive at the City & Guilds Group, prior to this role she was the Group Managing Director for City & Guilds, ILM and DigitalMe brands operating globally. Kirstie joined City & Guilds Group in 2011 and has worked at the forefront of skills and education for over 30 […]

Annika Small OBE

FED Council Member: Annika Small is a social entrepreneur committed to the imaginative use of digital technologies to address big social challenges. As co-founder of CAST, Annika has supported hundreds of charities and social enterprises to embed digital in their strategy, services and culture. Prior to CAST, Annika was founding CEO of Nominet Trust, which […]

Lamide Odanye

FED Council Member: Lamide Odanye is the co-founder of LIVE (Learn, Inspire, Visualise, Elevate), a mentoring programme for students in Years 8-13 from low socioeconomic backgrounds. LIVE focuses on teaching young people soft transferable skills required for the professional environment and has the long term aim of reducing the rate of youth unemployment and increasing […]

Joysy John

FED Council Member: Joysy joined Nesta, an innovation foundation, in 2017 as Director of Education. She is responsible for practical programmes, research and investments that better prepare learners to thrive in the future. She was appointed by the Department of Education to the Edtech Leadership Group and by the Welsh Government to the expert panel […]

David Gallagher

FED Council member: David Gallagher is Chief Executive Officer at NCFE, a leading educational charity, with business operations in Awarding, Assessment and Learning Technologies and Resources. David initially joined NCFE in 2018 as Managing Director of NCFE EPA Plus, leading a new team to deliver End-Point Assessment for apprenticeships. NCFE is the 3rd largest Awarding […]