Education specialist joins our advisory Council

Education specialist joins our advisory Council

We are delighted to welcome a new member of our Advisory Council, education specialist Phil Avery (CF 2014).

Phil Avery is a Churchill Fellow, a former associate headteacher, and Director of Education for Bohunt Education Trust, a multi-academy trust serving over 11,000 students in the south of England. His passion is for building an education system that enables all students to achieve and have the opportunity to become ‘game-changers’, innovators and leaders.

Phil is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, within and beyond the classroom, through research and practice. Phil believes schools should immerse students in far more than just subject domains and is as likely to be found up mountains with students as he is in classrooms across the Trust. He has led ambitious student expeditions to locations such as Greenland and been involved in research with the University of Lancaster on the impact of extreme environments on students.

Phil is a Sinnott Fellow, previous STEM Leader of the Year, Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society and member of Rethinking Assessment, where he is leading on Interdisciplinary Learning.

Our Advisory Council comprises leading specialists in the fields in which we award Fellowships. They guide our grantmaking and selection of new Fellows, help to identify new trends and needs in society, and support Fellows through reaching out to their professional sectors.