School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Adam Reed

Adam Reed

Director of School Improvement

  • Experienced Middle & Senior Leader
  • Specialises in data, curriculum and leadership training
  • Also available as a keynote speaker

Could you tell me a bit about yourself and what motivates you?

I’m passionate about ensuring young people have the best education opportunities possible, so I focus on training and developing educators to ensure they are best placed to improve life chances for their students.

What is your educational experience?

I am a qualified teacher, an experienced middle leader and senior leader in secondary education. I have worked closely with primary, secondary and special schools over the last two years, and now have a good understanding of education improvement from early years to sixth form. I have led in, and helped to improve, primary and secondary schools across the country, predominantly from areas of high deprivation – and have consistently demonstrated a professional approach to successfully building capacity in schools, ensuring they are capable of sustainable improvement.

What is your educational specialism?

Originally, a Business Studies and Economics teacher, I have diversified into vocational education (accreditation and training), curriculum leadership and timetabling, assessment (moderation, quality assurance and analysis), technology developments and training (governing bodies, new teachers, middle leaders, senior leaders on NPQSL and senior teams). I hold NPQH and Safe Recruiter status.

What do you like doing outside of work?

I read, I play guitar, and I love to spend time with my children and step-children.

What teachers say about Adam

“We all found Adam to be not only knowledgeable and vastly experienced, but also generous and intuitive in the support and advice he gave. He felt like part of our team, while still being able to advise us as a ‘critical friend’." Elaine Crane, Assistant Headteacher, Alderman Jacobs Primary School, Peterborough

"Adam is an inspirational talker who explained all strategies extremely well and showed the success behind them." Rio Cooper, Literacy Co-ordinator, Bannockburn Primary School, London

"Really enjoyed the day, lots of practical ideas to take straight into class tomorrow. Adam was enthusiastic and pitched the day perfectly." Jo Huggett, Class Teacher, Culverstone Green Primary School, Kent