Spotlight on REAch2 with Sir Steve Lancashire

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On 28th July the Chief Executive of REAch2, Sir Steve Lancashire, shared insights into how the trust has captured experience and learning from the current pandemic through stakeholder Think Tanks, in order to inform strategic and operational priorities now and in the future.

This session formed part of our "NSN Spotlight" series - an opportunity to hear from sector leaders who will provide insight and share best practice.

Sir Steve has been involved in primary education for thirty years and as a Headteacher for the past twenty years, most recently as Executive Headteacher of Hillyfield Primary Academy. Hillyfield is a double outstanding school and REAch2 was founded on its success.

Steve is a National Leader of Education and has been a lead adviser for the department for Education, taking the lead in supporting schools to move from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.

As the founder and Chief Executive of REAch2, one of the largest and most successful primary academy trusts in the country, Steve seeks to establish a family of schools that share his passion and drive to secure the best possible outcomes for primary aged children and to ensure that primary education has a strong national voice. Ensuring there is enough capacity in the education system to enhance existing good schools and to tackle the issue facing failing schools is at the heart of Steve’s vision so that all young people have access to an exceptional education.

Steve was Knighted for services to education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2016.

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