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Heath Monk

Heath has been Chief Executive of The Future Leaders Trust since 2007 - during that time, the organisation has expanded from London to six regions across England, more than tripling its annual intake of participants and ensuring that more children have access to excellent leaders dedicated to closing the achievement gap.

He joined The Future Leaders Trust from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), as it was then known, where he was Deputy Schools Commissioner. Previously, he led the development of “Higher Standards, Better Schools for All” and the Parliamentary passage of the 2006 Education and Inspections Act that followed it.

Heath's other projects include the negotiation and implementation of the National Agreement on Workforce Reform. He had previously spent six years as a secondary teacher of English and Drama. He is also an adviser to the New Schools Network and a member of the Teaching Leaders’ board.

Find out more @Heath_Monk and The Future Leaders trust @futureleadersCT


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