Stuart has 25 years of experience teaching, 19 of which have been in leadership in schools.
He has previously been Headteacher of a school in Cambridgeshire and the Principal at Bedford Free School. Prior to that his experience was in four London schools. Stuart is also a maths teacher.
Stuart regularly presents at national conferences, particularly on the philosophy of education and on educational research. He is also one of the Department for Education’s National Behaviour Advisers and the editor of the ResearchEd Guide to Leadership.
He has advised the Department for Education on developing the Early Career Framework for recently qualified teachers, the development of the Headteacher Standards, the advisory group on developing MAT CEOs, a member of the working group that looked at the role of National Leaders of Education and most recently on the government’s taskforce to reduce teacher workload. He is regularly asked to support schools and trusts in improving behaviour, outcomes, the quality of the curriculum and on school leadership.
Stuart has four children.