Toby was the Chief Executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, one of the first MATs, where he doubled the number of schools and raised education standards. Toby has also recently retired from
being the CEO of the AQA. He has previously worked in the DfE Innovation Unit and as Deputy CEO of the NCTL.
Charlie was the inaugural Chief Executive of the National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) where he was responsible for overseeing teacher training and professional conduct. Prior to
the NCTL, Charlie was the Headteacher at The Willows Special School and a DfE expert adviser on behaviour.
Helen was previously head of school improvement at the DfE, programme leader for the NPQH at The University of Manchester and has held lead roles in local authorities across the North West.
Her leadership consultancy and coaching are sought after by school leaders in the UK and overseas.
Kristen has held various senior roles at Ark School including Head of Recruitment and the Head of Operations at Ark Teacher Training. Kristen has a passion for education and a deep
understanding of the challenges surrounding recruiting and retaining great teachers.