Sam is the CEO of Education Partnerships Group, a not-for-profit consultancy that works with Governments around the world to help them strengthen their education systems. It is part of the Ark network of ventures. Previously he was an Executive Director at Teach First responsible for the initial teacher training programme. Before that he was the senior policy adviser to Michael Gove at the DfE with a particular focus on structural reform, accountability and teacher training. He is the governor of Woodside High, an academy in Haringey, and is a trustee of the Teacher Development Trust and ResearchED.