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Sam Freedman


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.

Recent work

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