International schools organisation Nord Anglia Education today announced that Jim, Lord Knight has been appointed a member of its education advisory board.
Lord Knight was a UK minister of state for schools and learning in Tony Blair’s government, and then employment and welfare reform under Gorden Brown. He is currently chief education advisor at TES Global, the training and resource sharing service for teachers, and founder of the TES Institute, one of the largest qualifiers of teachers in England.
Chaired by David, Lord Puttnam, Nord Anglia’s education advisory board provides external perspectives to develop the organisation’s educational offering across its network of 73 schools. Working with Nord Anglia’s leadership team, the board supports the continuous development of Nord Anglia’s programmes, curricula, teaching and learning.
Lord Knight joins fellow board members: Dr Joseph Polisi, president emeritus of The Juilliard School; Dr Jane Gaskell, professor and dean emerita at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto; and Dr Steve Munby, an authority on school leadership and system reform in education.
Lord Knight said: “Since starting life in the north of England 50 years ago, Nord Anglia has become the leader in international education. Its approach to personalised learning, innovative use of classroom technology, and its emphasis on teachers’ personal development is outstanding. I look forward to working with Nord Anglia to help further transform teaching and learning in its schools.”
Lord Puttnam added: “Jim’s insights, global perspectives and passion for education are well known, and his appointment adds even greater depth to our education advisory board. His belief that great teaching transforms learning reflects ours, and we are delighted to have him working with us to pioneer new and innovative ways to help our students develop their love for learning and their future roles as global citizens.”
Date published: 24 March 2021