Sir Kevan Collins to step down from EEF

He will leave the organisation he has headed for eight years

Adi Bloom

Kevan Collins

Sir Kevan Collins, chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role.

After leading the organisation for eight years, Sir Kevan has decided to stop working full-time. He will remain in the post full-time until August, and then continue to work part-time, while he hands over to a new chief executive. 

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Sir Kevan said: “I leave the EEF with a strong sense of pride and gratitude. I’m proud of what we have achieved and that we are making a significant difference by bringing evidence to inform and support teachers and school leaders as they strive to deliver the very best education for all children in our schools.”

“There is much more to do to tackle the educational disadvantage that scars our education system and denies the potential of so many children. However, through the work of the EEF, we have helped to illuminate the issue and identify approaches that make a real difference. I have every confidence that the organisation will continue to thrive in the coming years.”

He intends to pursue a range of education-related interests, after leaving the EEF, and hopes to continue to work with teachers around the world. He has also expressed an interest in developing the potential of technology to transform teaching and learning. 

Sir Peter Lampl, EEF chairman, said: “Under Kevan’s leadership, the EEF has become a widely respected and influential organisation within the UK and globally.  

“Not only has it funded and evaluated high potential programmes that have reached hundreds of thousands of young people, it has also put evidence firmly on the agenda of teachers, headteachers and policy makers.  

“The EEF is in a great position for a new CEO to take it forward and Kevan will help with that important transition.  We wish Kevan the very best for his future projects – and some well-deserved time off.”

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Adi Bloom

Adi Bloom is Tes comment editor

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