Jon Coles

Jon Coles

Jon Coles is Chief Executive of United Learning, a group of 86 academies and independent schools established 130 years ago.

Jon spent 15 years at the Department for Education and its predecessors, the last four on its Board as Director General for Schools and for Education Standards. He was previously Director of 14-19, leading work to increase participation and attainment post-16; and Director of London Challenge, developing and implementing the much-copied strategy to improve schools in London.

He co-founded, for 10 years chaired and is now Honorary President of Challenge Partners.

Articles from this author

The EdTech Demonstrator Programme

For many years the debate in educational technology was too often a debate of the deliberately deaf. On the one hand, the uncritical lovers who saw in...

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