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Rachel Wolf

London, UK / New York, USA

Director, the New Schools Network (2009-13)

Special advisor to Michael Gove & Conservative education team

Expert on Education Policy and Free schools

In 2009 Rachel Wolf founded the New Schools Network, a charity and company aimed at expanding the number of new independent state schools in Britain. Initially awarded a £500,000 grant to assist parents setting up free schools, the New School Network has since helped bring the number of free schools in the UK to 79 with around 100 in the pipeline for 2013.

A star within Conservative policy circles, Rachel began her career as a researcher and advisor for the then Shadow Minister for Education, Boris Johnson. She went on to assist Boris’s 2008 election campaign for London Mayor. She served as a special advisor to Michael Gove, the Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families where she assisted in shaping current Conservative education polices.

In 2013, Rachel moved to New York to take up a position at Amplify, the education division of News Corporation. Here, she is bringing her expertise of Free and Charter school provision to help in their mission to extend educational access and develop curriculums based on the Common Core State Standards.

Our Comment

"Rachel is a leading light in the free school revolution. During her time in working for the Conservatives she had a defining impact upon their Free Schools education policy. Now based in New York, she is the perfect speaker for events exploring innovations in education."

Discussing Free Schools (2010)

[youtube http://vimeo.com/13355982]

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