International Council of Education Advisers: report 2016-2018

This is the first formal report of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) following the initial two-year period of their appointment.

Annex A

Biographies Of The International Council Of Education Advisers

Dr Carol Campbell
Carol Campbell is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change, and Co-Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research ( KNAER) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She is also an appointed Education Advisor to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario and was the lead Advisor for the recent Independent Review of Assessment and Reporting – Ontario: A Learning Province. Carol also served as a member of the Premier’s Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel which produced the report, Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: A Shared Responsibility.

Originally from Scotland and having completed her PhD at the University of Strathclyde, Carol has held education, academic and government roles in Canada, the UK and the USA. In the UK, Carol was a Teaching Assistant at Strathclyde University, a Research Officer at Glasgow University, a faculty member at the Institute of Education, University of London, and a policy advisor to local and national governments. In Ontario, Carol was previously the Senior Executive Officer – Research, Evaluation and Data for The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Research Officer, and the founding Director of the Education Research Strategy and Evaluation Branch. In the USA, Carol was founding Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education ( SCOPE) at Stanford University.

Dr Campbell has authored over 100 education publications, and is an active social media contributor on Twitter @CarolCampbell4

Professor Christopher Chapman
Chris Chapman is Director of Policy Scotland, Co-Director What Works Scotland and Chair of Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow, where he is also Founding Director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.

Before moving into academia Dr Chapman worked in challenging schools in Birmingham. He then completed his PhD on external intervention and the improvement of schools facing challenging circumstances at the University of Warwick where he was appointed Lecturer. Dr Chapman then became Associate Professor (Reader) at the University of Nottingham and subsequently Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester.

Dr Chapman joined the University of Glasgow in January 2013 where he has been the key architect of the School Improvement Partnership Programme ( SIPP) in Scotland and more recently in Chile, the Network for Social and Educational Equity ( NSEE) and Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland ( CNS). He has also been seconded to Scottish Government as Senior Academic Advisor to the Scottish Attainment Challenge. He has advised national governments, their agencies and universities around the world on issues of educational improvement and reform and continues to support school and system improvement across a number of education systems through research and participatory approaches that promote change.

Dr Chapman has authored over 150 publications in the area of educational and system improvement, effectiveness, leadership and change. @ChrisChapmanGla

Professor Graham Donaldson CB
A previous recipient of the Robert Owen Prize, Graham has spent over 40 years in education and has worked in schools, universities and local and central government.

Professor Donaldson was HM Senior Chief Inspector ( HMIE) and Chief Professional Adviser on education to the Scottish Government from 2002 to 2010. He authored Teaching Scotland's Future in 2010, led a review of the national curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales (Successful Futures) and has recently also reviewed the Welsh education inspectorate (A Learning Inspectorate).

In addition to international consultancy, he is currently advisor on education reform to the Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales, President of the International Professional Development Association and one of the OECD’s international experts.

Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE
Jayne Anne Gadhia has been Chief Executive of Virgin Money since 2007. A Chartered Accountant, she became one of the founders of Virgin Direct in 1995. Three years later, she set up the Virgin One account, which was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2001. She subsequently spent five years at RBS as part of its Retail Executive Committee, before returning to Virgin as the CEO of Virgin Money.

In November 2016, she was appointed as the UK Government’s Women in Finance Champion, and in July 2017, she became a founder member of its Business Diversity and Inclusion Group. This followed her independent review for HM Treasury into the representation of women at senior levels in financial services, which was published in 2016 and led to the creation of the Women in Finance Charter – a commitment by signatory firms to build more balanced workforces.

She is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel, the Board of UK Finance, and the Scottish Government’s Financial Services Advisory Board.

She also sits on the UK Government’s Scottish Business Taskforce, and the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She is a Trustee of the Tate, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Policy Foundation.

She recently completed an independent review of student financial support in Scotland for the Scottish Government, and served on the UK Government’s Social Impact Investing Advisory Group, which reported in November 2017.

Jayne-Anne has been Business in the Community’s National Responsible Business Ambassador since 2016. A committed supporter of The Prince’s Charities more broadly, she also Chairs the Dumfries House Trust and has previously served as Chair of Scottish Business in the Community. @gadhiaj

Dr Avis Glaze
The first recipient of Scotland's Robert Owen Award and one of Canada's outstanding educators, Avis Glaze has been recognised for her work in leadership development, student achievement, school and system improvement, soft skills, character development, career education, entrepreneurship and equity of outcomes for all students.

As Ontario's first Chief Student Achievement Officer and founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, she has contributed to improving student achievement in schools across Canada, and has also served as Ontario's Education Commissioner and Senior Adviser to the Minister of Education.

Dr Glaze has experience at all levels of the education system, in rural and urban areas, as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, special education teacher, secondary school administrator and director of education on school boards. Recently, she was asked to review the education governance system in Nova Scotia.

She has extensive experience in international education, having worked with educators in 50 jurisdictions across the globe, including education reform in South Africa at Nelson Mandela's request for Canadian assistance, and improvement initiatives in New Zealand and Norway. Avis has received some 40 awards for her contributions to international education.

Professor Andy Hargreaves
Andy Hargreaves is Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Prior to this appointment, he was the co-founder and co-Director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

He has been advising the Premier of Ontario on education, recipient of the Robert Owen Award, and also President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and School Improvement ( ICSEI). Professor Hargreaves consults extensively with governments across the world, and was a member of the OECD review team that evaluated Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence. He is ranked in the top 20 most influential university-based scholars on US education policy. @HargreavesBC

Professor Alma Harris
Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Bath. She is internationally known for her work on organisational change and development, educational leadership and school improvement, focusing particularly on improving schools in challenging circumstances.

She began her career as a secondary school teacher and has held a number of senior academic posts, including Pro-Director (Leadership) and Professor of Educational Leadership at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Dr Harris has worked with various governments and agencies around the world, supporting their school and system improvement work. Between 2009 and 2012, she was seconded to the Welsh Government as a senior policy adviser to assist with the process of system-wide reform. Dr Harris is a past President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and School Improvement ( ICSEI), and in January 2016 was awarded an honorary lifetime membership. @AlmaHarris1

Dr Pak Tee Ng
Dr Pak Tee Ng is a Singaporean educator who serves at the National Institute of Education ( NIE), Nanyang Technological University ( NTU), Singapore. He teaches in milestone programmes for leaders in Singapore schools (Principal-ship and Head-of-Department-ship). He has authored several books, and numerous journal articles and book chapters. His latest book in 2017, "Learning from Singapore: The Power of Paradoxes", is one of Routledge’s best-sellers that year. He has delivered numerous keynote speeches around the world. Some of the latest keynote speeches were delivered at the Google Global Education Symposium and the International Baccalaureate Global Conference. His specialist areas include educational policy and leadership, and he is a respected contributor to the international field of educational change. He has been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University and a visiting scholar at Boston College.

Dr Pasi Sahlberg
The second recipient of the Robert Owen Award in 2014, Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator, author and scholar. He has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher educator, researcher and policy adviser in Finland and has studied education systems and reforms around the world.

His expertise includes school improvement, international education issues, classroom teaching and learning, and school leadership. He is a former Director General of the Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation ( CIMO) at Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture in Helsinki, and was recently a visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

Dr Sahlberg has worked with governments and educators in Europe, Central Asia, North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific region to help them in improving education policies and implementing system-wide education reforms. He is currently Professor of Education Policy at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. @pasi_sahlberg

Dr Allison Skerrett
Dr Allison Skerrett is Associate Professor in Language and Literacy Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of teaching and research include adolescent literacy and sociocultural influences on teaching and learning, and she was awarded an Early Career Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association in 2013. She also has a focus on multicultural education and the influence of transnationalism on teachers' practice, and young people's experience of literacy education.

Lindsey Watt OBE
Lindsey Watt has been teaching for almost forty years and for twenty-five years was Headteacher in four Edinburgh schools. She retired as Headteacher of Castleview Primary School, in February 2018. The HMIe Inspection of 2013 gave Castleview excellent evaluations, rating the school pupil experience as one of the best in Scotland.

In 2011, Lindsey was a member of the Scottish Government's Attainment Group and from 2013-2014 she was seconded to the City of Edinburgh Council, to support the raising of attainment across the city and creation of leadership experiences for headteachers. She returned to Castleview Primary in May 2014 to resume her post with the additional responsibility of Seconded Headteacher Broad General Education at Castlebrae Community High School.

Now an educational consultant, Lindsey supports Columba 1400 with delivery of leadership experiences for Headteachers across Scotland.

Lindsey was awarded the 2017 Robert Owen Award by the Deputy First Minister, recognising her as an Inspirational Educator.

Lindsey was recently awarded the OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s, Birthday Honours List in June 2018.


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