I have spent 15 years in the world of education.

I began my career teaching A-level Psychology at one of the country’s leading state schools, having gained a BSc in Psychology from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Child Development from the Institute of Education in London.

After leaving teaching, I worked in policy development and research across the education, skills and welfare sector. This included roles at Pearson, G4S Welfare to Work, think-tanks such as Policy Exchange and the Social Market Foundation, a leading professional body and also spending a short time working for an MP.

I subsequently spent two years as an advisor to ministers at the Department for Education where I helped them to design and deliver new policies as well as improve existing ones.

After leaving the Department for Education, I have been teaching at a Sixth Form College in London alongside working as a Senior Policy Fellow at Policy Exchange.