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Dr Tony Sewell

Dr Tony Sewell is CEO of the charity Generating Genius, which works towards getting unrepresented groups  to do STEM  at our top Universities.


Formerly an academic at the University Of Leeds, he has published widely on issues to do with underachievement in schools and talent development. Tony was a trustee at the Science museum and helped to set up the Learning Trust in Hackney. He was recently appointed by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson to chair an Inquiry body looking into how to achieve Excellence schools. The inquiry has led to government giving the Mayor 26 million pounds to improve teacher subject knowledge. The outcome of the Mayors Education Inquiry (chaired by Dr Tony Sewell) resulted in the London School’s Excellence Fund. Dubbed the new London Challenge, it has had a profound influence on the future of London and Uk Education.

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