Billy tracks new policy developments and helps ensure our reports and campaigns are driven by the best available evidence. Prior to CfEY, Billy worked in Teach First’s research team, where he managed evaluations of the charity’s Early Years Training and Careers Leader programmes. He also co-authored the Thriving Schools report, which focused on schools achieving high student outcomes and positive working conditions.
Billy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bristol and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where his dissertation explored the recent requirement for schools to promote ‘Fundamental British Values’. He has a particular interest in the history of ‘mass education’ and debates concerning curriculum centralisation. Billy chairs the Curriculum, Standards and Staffing committee at his former secondary school.
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