Sam Freedman is the Executive Director of Programmes at Teach First. He joined Teach First in 2013 as Director of Research, Evaluation and Impact. Before joining he worked as a senior policy adviser in the Department for Education, leading the development of substantial reform and change, focusing particularly on structural reform; funding and teacher training.
Prior to working in Whitehall Sam was the Head of Education at leading think tank Policy Exchange where he wrote reports on a wide variety of issues, including helping to champion and develop the idea of the Pupil Premium, which provides extra funding and support for disadvantaged children.
Sam is currently a trustee of The Brillant Club – a higher education access charity set up by two Teach First ambassadors – and the Teacher Development Trust. He is also a Director of Floreat Education which runs two primary schools in London and is a Governor of Woodside High School in Tottenham. He has two history degrees from Oxford and a Master of Research degree in Public Policy from Birkbeck.