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Nick Brook

Deputy General Secretary
National Association of Head Teachers (Confirmed)

Nick Brook has been Deputy General Secretary of NAHT since September 2016. Prior to this, he ran his own successful education consultancy. Having started his career as a primary teacher Nick has over twenty years’ experience of public sector delivery in central government, local government and schools. For ten years, as a Senior Civil Servant, he shaped policy and transformed delivery in some of the most high profile, high priority areas in Government, including the Home Office – where he led the Anti-Social Behaviour and Crime Prevention Unit; the Training and Development Agency for Schools – as Director of School Workforce Remodelling and at Ofsted, leading thematic and subject inspection and external communications. As DGS at NAHT, Nick leads the policy and research, press and communications teams.

How Can School Partnerships Shape the Future of Education?

  • Examining the principles of cross-sector partnerships, with 88% of ISC schools currently in mutually beneficial partnerships with state schools and local communities
  • Setting out the vision for a collaborative school system: how can independent schools facilitate social mobility and increase the number of pupils from under-represented groups progressing to highly selective universities?
  • Exploring how partnerships can encompass teacher training and recruitment, facility sharing and school sponsorship, what are the key practical steps to follow?
  • How can partnerships help develop outstanding teachers in a supporting, enriching environment, well-prepared for their future career?
  • How can partnerships create cost-savings, improve income generation and make the most of school buildings and estates?
  • How can partnerships with state schools support the development of academically successful confident young people, while providing career guidance, learning and sporting opportunities?