Phil has been working and volunteering in education since 2007, and read Computer Science at the University of Cambridge. Following that, he became a teaching assistant, completed his PGCE at the IOE, and was a primary school teacher for five years in Cambridge. He has been an active trade unionist for his entire career, serving on the NEU New Professionals’ and Young Workers’ National Council and as a union delegate to Cuba. As a teacher, he participated in the STEP4SEAs project. He is currently completing a MRes at the University of Portsmouth, looking at the ideological role played by Edutwitter.
Phil is especially interested in trade unionism, critical pedagogy and the critique of ideology. He is an editor at Education for Tomorrow, and recently co-edited and contributed to Beyond the Blockade (Manifesto Press), a collection of writings on the Cuban education system.