Dr John Smith
Head of the School of Education
Dr John Smith is the Head of the School of Education. He is a member of the School of Education's Senior Management Group and since December 2016, he has been Interim CEO of the Academies Trusts. His role links the work of the University of Brighton, the School of Education, and the academies.
Through bespoke initial teacher training, Continuing Professional Development and research opportunities, his focus is on raising young people’s attainment and achievements. John has expertise in developing partnerships with public, charitable, and commercial organisations such as local authorities, Teach First, School Direct, Teaching School Alliances and community groups, promoting excellence within the academies.
He started his career in an inner-city secondary school and joined the University of Brighton in 1997, and became the Partnership Co-ordinator in 2005 and Assistant Head of the School of Education. Before taking on the role as Head of School in 2014, he was also Coordinator of Academies and Strategic Alliances. He holds a Masters in Education Management and a Doctorate in School Improvement.
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