Who we are

The EEF is grouped into the following teams. Click below to see who works where:

Chief Executive

Professor Becky Francis, Chief Executive

Professor Becky Francis (FAcSS, PhD) is Chief Executive Officer of the Education Endowment Foundation. She was previously Director of the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), which is ranked #1 in the world for education in the international QS rankings. Her prior roles include Professor of Education and Social Justice at King’s College London, Director of Education at the RSA and Standing Advisor to the Parliamentary Education Select Committee.

Throughout her career, Becky has sought to maximise the impact of academic research by working closely with teachers and policy-makers. She has spearheaded high-profile research programmes assessing the impact of major reforms in the English school system on educational inequalities, and is sought out internationally as an advisor to Governments on education policy.

Becky was the inaugural Charles Yidan Global Fellow at Harvard University. Her academic expertise and extensive publications centre on social identities and inequalities in educational contexts. She is best known for her body of research on social identities and educational attainment, including gender, race and social class.

Jonathan Kay, Head of Policy (acting)

Jon Kay is Head of Policy (acting) and Toolkit Lead at the Education Endowment Foundation. He works to promote the use of evidence in schools and policymaking. Jon also leads on the EEF’s evidence synthesis work through the Teaching and Learning Toolkit. Jon has been at the EEF since 2014 and previously led the publication of EEF’s evaluation reports. Prior to joining the EEF, he worked at the National Education Trust and on a research project on using text messages to increase parental engagement.

Programmes

Joe Collin, Programme Manager

Joe joined the programmes team in July 2018, and is responsible for a range of projects. This includes identifying promising interventions for funding, managing trials and overseeing the production of publications to communicate the findings of our work. Prior to this, Joe worked in the Widening Participation Department at King’s College London, where he ran a range of programmes designed to expand university access to underrepresented pupils. Joe also spent time in the classroom as a Secondary History Teacher in Birmingham.

Sarah Tillotson, Programme Manager

Sarah manages a range of grants and leads the EEF’s work on two themes: Early Years and Language and Literacy. Sarah’s work on these themes includes identifying promising interventions, managing trials and overseeing the production of publications to communicate the findings of our work. Prior to this, Sarah worked as an Early Years class teacher and phase leader for 6 years. She taught in Hackney, East London for 4 years and then moved to Hong Kong to support in the establishment of two new kindergartens. After completing her Early Years PGCE at the University of Cambridge she completed a Masters of Education there, focusing on the adult’s role in child-initiated play.

Jamila Boughelaf, Programme Manager

Jamila joined the programmes team in September 2020. She leads a variety of projects, including the setup, management and oversight of new trials, management of research to understand the impact of Covid-19 related school closures on the attainment gap, and the development of guidance for schools.

Jamila is also independent consultant in the fields of Substance Use and Gambling Education & Prevention, with focus on evidence-informed capacity building, impact & evaluation, and policy research.

Prior to joining EEF, Jamila worked as Head of Programmes at the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and as Head of Programmes and Evidence at Mentor UK, where she managed the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) and the Centre for Analysis for Youth Transitions. Jamila has led a variety of international programmes across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and also spent time as a Research Assistant for Dr Maha Azzam, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and Dr Sara Silvestri at City University.

Ben Simuyandi, Programme Manager

Ben joined the EEF in October 2020. His role includes identifying promising interventions for funding, managing trials and overseeing the production of publications to communicate the findings of our work. 

Prior to joining EEF, Ben led and managed education reform projects in different countries. This included scaling up an evidence-based intervention in Zambia. He has also worked in the civil service in the UK and in Malawi. He has a BA in Primary Education and an MSc in Economics and Development Economics.

Aoife Duff, Programme Manager

Aoife joined the EEF in November 2020. She is responsible for a range of projects, as well as identifying promising interventions for funding and managing trials. Prior to joining the EEF, Aoife worked on a range of international and UK-focused education programmes for Ark Schools, Save the Children International and Japan's largest education charity, Ashinaga. 

Katie Luxton, Programme Manager

Katie joined the EEF in October 2020. She manages a range of programmes as well as builds & maintains relationships with the key organisations and individuals.

Katie has a backround in international development, with a focus on grant management in non-formal education. She has previously managed health education projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, supported vocational training in refugee camps in Thailand, and established an international youth advisory network to increase young people's participation in organisational governance. 

Ellen Smith, Programme Support Officer

Ellen joined the EEF in December 2020. Her role involves coordinating work internally and externally on over 70 live projects, supporting from pre-application through to reporting.

Ellen joins with 5 years’ experience within the education sector, having worked in widening participation and an international development charity. She is passionate about empowering the most disadvantaged children to reach their potential and champions an evidence-led approach to solving educational challenges.

Evaluation

Jennifer Stevenson, Senior Evaluation Manager (International)

Jennifer joined the EEF in November 2018 and is responsible for the management of EEF evaluations. Prior to this, Jennifer worked at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) for six years in their synthesis and reviews team, where she managed and undertook reviews and evidence maps on primary and secondary education interventions, climate change and transparency and accountability in government in low-and middle income countries. She has done work on improving the policy relevance, methodological quality and timeliness of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. In addition, she has undertaken work for organisations including the International Growth Centre at LSE and Action Against Hunger. She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy from University College London. 

Celeste Cheung, Evaluation Manager

Celeste joined the EEF in September 2018 and is responsible for the management of EEF evaluations. Prior to this, she was the Research and Evaluation manager at the education charity The Brilliant Club, responsible for designing and conducting research and innovation projects. Before entering the field of education in 2016, Celeste was an academic researcher with expertise in neurocognitive development. She completed her PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London in 2013. 

Her published work include studies on the effect of toddler touchscreen use on sleep and visual attention, and research on the neurocognitive and genetic mechanisms underlying developmental conditions in children and adolescents, including ADHD and autism. Celeste is also a school governor for Roehampton Church of England Primary School, where she chairs the Curriculum and Personnel Committee.

Christine Kelly, Evaluation Manager

Christine joined the EEF in November 2019 and is responsible for the management of EEF evaluations. Prior to this, Christine was a Research Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team, where she helped design and evaluate interventions to improve health, education, and safety outcomes in the UK and internationally. Christine completed her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2018, where her research combined quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the determinants of primary school absenteeism in Malawi. She previously spent four years at the Population Council, a research organisation based in New York, coordinating large longitudinal research programmes in Malawi and Zambia. Her published work focuses on linkages between health and education, and data collection methods.

Katharina Keck, Evaluation Manager

Katharina joined the EEF in January 2021 and is responsible for the management of EEF evaluations. Prior to this, Katharina spent five years working at Oxford Policy Management in their social policy and education teams in South Africa and in the UK. She managed, designed, and implemented research studies and mixed-methods impact evaluations of large-scale education programmes that aim to address educational disadvantage in low- and middle-income countries. Katharina has also undertaken work for the Economic Policy Research Institute designing an evidence-based cash transfer programme as well as volunteer work for an organisation supporting educationally disadvantaged children in South Africa. She holds a Masters degree in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford.

Ben Weidmann, Research Associate

Ben is currently completing his PhD at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His work for the EEF explores how different methodological approaches influence education evaluations. He holds degrees in statistics, history, education and economics.

Rob Coe, Senior Associate

Rob joined the EEF in February 2019 to support the development of new approaches to running evaluations of teacher practices whose results will be both rigorous and relevant, as well as providing technical expertise. 

He was previously Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University, where he worked for 20 years doing research, evaluation, teaching and policy engagement. Rob is particularly interested in the uses of research by teachers and school leaders and how it can be integrated into everyday pedagogy and school-level decision-making. He was a co-author of the EEF’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit, the Sutton Trust report ‘What makes great teaching?’ and the ‘Developing Great Teaching’ report for the Teacher Development Trust. He has been a member of numerous advisory groups on assessment, evaluation and use of evidence.

Karishma Gohil, Evaluation Support Officer

Karishma joined the EEF in November 2020. She provides support to the Evaluation team.

Prior to joining the EEF, Karishma worked for several education charities.

Dissemination and Impact

Stuart Mathers, Head of Dissemination and Impact

Stu leads the Dissemination and Impact team at the EEF. The team's work includes EEF’s approach to supporting schools to use evidence to support school improvement from resources to support teachers to use guidance reports and the Toolkits, through to regional support and training focused on supporting disadvantaged pupils. He is based in North Yorkshire.

Stu joined the EEF in February 2017, and since then has been involved in the development of the Research School Network and the EEF’s approach to mobilising evidence. Drawing on his background around professional development, implementation and making change at scale, Stu has supported the development of training around Putting Evidence to Work: A school’s guide to implementation.

Before joining the EEF Stu spent 10 years at the Department for Education, providing policy advice on teachers' professional development, evidence-based teaching, the use of teaching assistants, and primary pedagogy. Stu has also previously been a school governor, most recently as the Chair of Governors at a small primary school in Scarborough.

Professor Jonathan Sharples, Professorial Research Fellow

Jonathan joined the EEF in September 2013, on a research placement co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. He is seconded from the Social Science Research Unit at University College London’s Institute of Education. Jonathan works with schools and policy makers across the education sector to promote evidence-informed practice, and spread knowledge of ‘what works’ in teaching and learning. He has previously worked at The Institute for the Future of the Mind, at Oxford University, and as a secondary school science teacher in Sydney. He is the author of Evidence for the Frontline, a report published by the Alliance for Useful Evidence that outlines the elements of a functioning evidence system. Jonathan co-authored the EEF's 'Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants' and 'Putting Evidence to Work: A School's Guide to Implementation' guidance reports.

Alex Quigley, National Content Manager

Alex works in the Mobilisation and School Engagement team. Alex leads the development and quality assurance of EEF tools, resources and training. He manages the coordination of multiple campaigns to ensure engagement with EEF evidence. Alex joined the EEF in 2018 after 15 years working as an English teacher. Alongside his teaching role, he was the Director of Huntington Research School, in York.

He is author of books including ‘Closing the Vocabulary Gap’ and ‘The Confident Teacher’ and he regularly writes columns for TES and Teach Secondary magazines. Alex co-authored the EEF's ‘Metacognition and self-regulated learning' and 'Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools' guidance reports.

Lizzie Swaffield, National Delivery Manager

Lizzie leads the regional team and regional working, including the Research Schools Network at the EEF. The team works with Research Schools and other partners to build capacity for schools to engage with evidence to improve teaching and learning, especially for those facing disadvantage.

Lizzie joined the EEF in September 2020 having worked in several senior roles in the Welsh education system where she has led on partnership development and professional engagement, and managing the delivery of projects and programmes to address educational disadvantage.

Lizzie is governor at a further education college and a board member of a local community project. She also coordinates a team of volunteers to run a local school holiday lunch club.

Phoebe Fisher, Regional Delivery Officer

Phoebe works in the Dissemination and Impact team, providing logistical support for the Regional Leads and schools in the Research Schools Network. She is based in the London office and provides a communications link between the regions and other members of the wider EEF team in London. She joined the EEF in July 2019 having worked in various project management roles in the UK and in international settings. She has also taught science, English and music at schools, festivals and privately.

Igraine Rhodes, Regional Delivery Lead - London and the South East of England

Igraine joined the EEF in May 2017 from national school network Whole Education, where she supported schools to learn from one another. Alongside this work, she provided advisory support to education-based charities through notdeadfish.

Igraine spent four years in the classroom as a teaching assistant and an English teacher. She is the chair of governors at a primary school in Tottenham. She co-authored the EEF's ‘Improving Behaviour in Schools' guidance reports.

Lorwyn Randall, Regional Delivery Lead – South West & South Coast

Lorwyn leads the EEF’s school improvement work in the South West & South Coast. He works closely with the Research School Network and other Improvement Partners in the system to broaden schools’ understanding of evidence and provide access to guidance, training and support in the region.

Lorwyn joined the EEF in September 2019 having led Kingsbridge Research School since 2016. In addition to five years in secondary school senior leadership, he has twelve years of experience teaching RE and Philosophy. During this time, he completed a Masters in Education Research at Exeter University focussing on dialogic teaching and led an EEF pilot study on self-testing.

Before working in education, Lorwyn spent three years working for Torbay Social Services. He volunteers for South West Food Collective, a food redistribution charity that collects surplus food from a range of suppliers and redistributes it to charities in the region.

Jo Goodman, Regional Delivery Lead - West Midlands and Central

Jo is the Regional Delivery Lead for the West Midlands and Central region at the EEF. She works closely with the Research School Network and regional system leaders to support the mobilisation of evidence in schools to improve learning and teaching, especially for children and young people facing disadvantage. Jo joined the EEF in January 2021. Prior to this, she worked at the University of Wolverhampton on a government funded widening participation programme and managed school partnerships across the Black Country, with the aim of increasing progression to Higher Education in areas of low participation.

Jo is also a lead governor for Pupil Premium across an academy trust in the West Midlands and is due to complete her Masters in Education with the Open University later this year. 

Pauline Brown, Regional Lead - North West

Pauline is a member of the Dissemination and Impact team, supporting the schools to use evidence of what works to improve teaching and learning, especially for the most disadvantaged.

Pauline is an experienced senior leader who has worked in a range of schools in different contexts. Previously she has been a Local Authority Consultant and SLE. Pauline has recently coordinated a large SSIF project implementing change in maths pedagogy to support disadvantaged learners, in partnership with the Maths Hub and University of Leeds. Pauline has also been recognised for her work with ‘looked after children’ by the Virtual School at the North Yorkshire Teaching Awards.

In addition, Pauline is studying for a PhD at the University of Manchester and is a visiting fellow for The Northern Powerhouse Partnership, advocating for better outcomes for disadvantaged children in the North. Pauline is a governor at her local primary school.

Caroline Bilton, Literacy Content Specialist

Caroline joined the EEF, as Literacy Content Specialist, in January 2020.

Previously, Caroline was a primary class teacher, assistant headteacher, English lead and Pupil Premium Champion. She has also worked as an SLE across schools in North Tyneside and Northumberland, working closely with teachers to improve the teaching of reading. Caroline was also an advocate for the North-East Literacy Campaign.

Caroline maintains close links with the school from which she is seconded, and is continuing her work there as a school governor.

Simon Cox, Mathematics Content Specialist

Simon is a member of the Dissemination and Impact team, leading the development of EEF tools, resources, and training relating to the teaching and learning of mathematics. He manages the EEF's mathematics campaigns to support the engagement with EEF evidence of mathematics teachers, subject leads, and school senior leaders, and has supported the development of training around the Key Stage 2 and 3 mathematics guidance report.

Simon joined the EEF in 2020 on a part-time basis, alongside his role as the leader of Blackpool Research School. Simon has taught mathematics to pupils aged 11 - 18 for 16 years and has held a range of school middle and senior leadership positions. He is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences and events, and is currently completing a Masters in Educational Research at the University of Bath.

Niki Kaiser, Science Content Specialist

Niki is currently seconded part-time to the Education Endowment Foundation as their Science Content Specialist. Niki is a teacher and Research Lead and,as well as teaching Chemistry for over 13 years, she has supported teachers to embed research into their practice, in her role at the Norwich Research School.Consequently, she was awarded theRoyal Society of Chemistry’s Schools Education Award in 2019, for the incorporation and dissemination of research-informed teaching approaches. Niki is a firm believer that research use should always begin with the “why”,but she understands that the “what” and the “how” are also important, so she’s always keen to find accessible ways of putting research into practice.

Before training as a teacher, Niki worked as a Marine Biogeochemist, crossing the Equator multiple times as she investigated ocean-atmospheric interactions. It was while doing outreach activities in local schools that Niki discovered how much she enjoyed helping others to understand Science, and she is determined to help others experience the joy of this fascinating subject, as they learn more about the world around them.

Niki was on the advisory panel for the EEF’s Improving Secondary Science Guidance Report, and regularly writes about research and teaching for a range of education publications. She co-founded #CogSciSci, a peer-support network with over 1000 Science teacher-members and the Norwich Research Leads Network for teachers and leaders in Norfolk.

Kirsten Mould, Learning Behaviours Content Specialist

Kirsten joined EEF in January 2020 as Content Specialist for Learning Behaviours. She is based in Shropshire. Kirsten started her teaching career as a KS2 teacher and Forest School leader and has since made the move in to secondary English and Science teaching whilst leading on KS2-3 transition. In her work she aims to keep social and academic threads intact for all. Kirsten works for EEF Monday to Wednesday and continues at her secondary school as Head of Personalised Learning and Transition/SENCo on Thursdays and Fridays.

Kirsten has worked as a Specialist Leader in Education, she regularly delivers initial teacher training on KS2-3 transition in addition to CPD in school. She has been a primary school governor and is currently Chair of Shropshire Wildlife Trust.Ca

Caitlin Mackinder, Regional Delivery Lead - Yorkshire and the North East of England

Caitlin is the EEF’s Regional Delivery Lead for Yorkshire and the North East of England. In her role she supports teachers, school leaders and system leaders to use evidence to improve outcomes for all pupils, especially those facing disadvantage.

Prior to joining the EEF Caitlin held a variety of teaching, school leadership, and teacher development roles in disadvantaged contexts both in the UK and the USA. Most recently she was based at the Institute for Effective Education where she was part of the team establishing and supporting the Research Schools Network.Caitlin is the EEF’s Regional Lead for Yorkshire and the North East of England. In her role she supports teachers, school leaders and system leaders to use evidence to improve outcomes for all pupils, especially those facing disadvantage.

Siobhan Keddie, Regional Delivery Lead - East Midlands and the East of England

Siobhan is the EEF’s Regional Delivery Lead for the East Midlands and East of England. Her role involves working alongside Research Schools and system leaders to develop partnerships and promote the use of evidence based practice to improve outcomes for all pupils, particularly those facing disadvantage.

Prior to joining the EEF in May 2020, Siobhan worked in a range of different roles, demonstrating her passion for developing others and working towards a fairer society. She was a Primary Teacher and Literacy Lead at a school in Peterborough before joining Teach First to support their launch into the East of England and provide coaching to several cohorts of trainee teachers. She then progressed into the role of School Partnerships Lead for Teach First in the East Midlands, building and managing relationships with schools, system leaders and partner organisations across the region. Most recently, Siobhan worked at Police Now as a Curriculum Manager, where she developed the pilot of their National Detective Programme.

Beth Adams, Regional Delivery Officer

Beth holds a logistical role within the dissemination and impact team focussed on the regional work of the EEF and providing support for the Research Schools Network.

After qualifying as a primary school teacher, she worked in London, Suffolk and most recently at an international school in Beijing. She has also held several programme management roles in the youth sector supporting young people to volunteer, campaign and develop as leaders in their community.

Richard Brink, Data and Engagement Manager

Richard manages data and engagement for the EEF, ensuring the availability of high quality statistical and analytical information, and the development of efficient data processes.

Richard joined the EEF in February 2021. Prior to this he spent 13 years analysing school data for a variety of leading education suppliers. His work has spanned the school landscape, from individual schools to entire countries, and has allowed him to observe the development of Trusts and school chains across the world. Richard has been a school governor of a local first school since 2019, and represents the governing body in the oversight of Mathematics teaching in the school.

Development and Communications

Hilary Cornwell, Head of Media

Hilary manages all media activities for the EEF and the Sutton Trust. She is the first point-of-call for any journalist wanting to know more about the charities’ work. In her previous role at a communications agency, Hilary managed media campaigns for a wide range of projects, including art exhibitions, documentary films and music festivals.

Adil Morrison, Digital Manager

Adil joined the EEF in May 2017 and leads on the EEF's digital products and communication, with responsibility for its websites, email newsletter and social media. In his previous role, he managed communications for a political foundation.

Charlotte Bedford, Communications and Media Officer

Charlotte joined the EEF in August 2020. She works closely with content specialists to disseminate and raise the profile of newly published guidance reports among the wider teaching community.

Before starting at the EEF, she worked as Head of English at Ore Village Primary Academy, implementing new literacy strategies across the school and monitoring their progress. A Teach First Ambassador, she trained to teach whilst working towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Charlotte was also a voluntary staff governor at the school.

National Tutoring Programme

Emily Yeomans, NTP Partners Director

Emily is the Director of NTP Partners. In a previous role at the EEF, Emily managed our work under two of EEF's school themes - science and feedback, which included our work on marking. Emily also oversaw our projects that apply the findings of neuroscience within the classroom. Prior to joining the EEF in 2012 Emily worked at the Wellcome Trust, managing projects spanning education research, policy and practice - with a particular focus on science education at the primary stage and teacher development. Emily started her career working in malaria research, before training as a science teacher and working in a secondary comprehensive school.

Kathryn Davies, NTP Senior Programme Manager

Kath is a Programme Manager on the National Tutoring Programme. She joined the EEF programmes team in July 2018, and where she was responsible for a range of projects. This included identifying promising interventions for funding, managing trials and overseeing the production of publications to communicate the findings of our work. Prior to this she worked at the Social Mobility Foundation, setting up the UK’s first Social Mobility Employer Index, which benchmarks how good employers are at being open to talent from all backgrounds. She was also previously the Senior Programmes Manager at the Sutton Trust, where she managed all of the ‘access to the professions’ programmes. Kath has also worked at Ashurst LLP and Mansfield College, Oxford. Kath is a Board member for the PRIME Commitment.

Amy Clark, NTP Senior Programme Manager

Kath is a Programme Manager on the National Tutoring Programme. In a previous role at the EEF, she managed a range of grants and leads the EEF’s work on two themes: mathematics and enrichment. This included identifying promising interventions for funding, setting up and managing trials, and producing guidance reports summarising the best available international evidence in topic areas. Prior to this she has been a Programme Manager for a charity called First Give, running a social action and skills development programme in schools, and worked for ARK schools managing their KS5 vocational programmes. Amy served four years as a maths teacher in Yorkshire and London, and is also a Vice Chair of governors at a secondary school in Camden.

Liberty King, Tutoring Liaison Manager

Liberty is the key point of contact between the national tuition sector and the NTP Tuition Partners team. She also works on programme design, set-up and delivery, as well as well as stakeholder/sector engagement and external communications. 

Prior to joining the EEF in 2019, Liberty was completing a masters in international education policy at Harvard University. She holds voluntary roles with the Social Mobility Business Partnership as well as the Positive Transformation Initiative; both working towards creating fairer outcomes for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Liberty is a qualified English teacher and taught at a school in Northampton for a number of years before moving to the EEF.

Mohammad Zaman, NTP Project Manager

Mohammad supports on the management of EEF’s work on the National Tutoring Programme. Prior to joining EEF in June 2018, he worked at Action for Children supporting their strategic partnership in early years with the Department for Education. He holds an MSc in International Development and Security from the University of Bristol.

Amy Ellis-Thompson, NTP Evidence and Guidance Manager

Amy manages the end-to-end process for the production of NTP publications and guidance, ensuring they are are accessible and that their recommendations have impact. Amy joined the EEF in April 2019. She has previously worked in the publishing industry, managing a portfolio of academic journals, and in an editorial capacity in the charity sector at the Royal Society for Public Health and the Anna Freud Centre.

Rhian Allman, NTP School Liaison Manager

Rhian joined the EEF in October 2020. In her role, Rhian acts as the key point of interaction between senior school leaders such as Headteacher Associations, Multi-Academy Trusts, Local Authorities, as well as education regulatory bodies.

Rhian has a breadth of expertise accumulated from working in the education sector for over 8 years. Rhian‘s experience includes teaching, working within a local authority and most recently on a national programme focused on special educational needs and disabilities.

Emma Price, NTP Programme Manager

Emma joined the EEF in November 2020. As a Programme Manager, she plays a key role in the delivery of the work of the NTP. Emma has extensive experience managing multiple projects & programmes within the education sector.

Katie Adams, Administrative Assistant

Katie joined the EEF in November 2020. She provides administrative support to the National Tutoring Programme team.

Lou Aisenberg, Programme Manager

Lou joined the EEF in December 2020. As a Programme Manager, she plays a crucial part in the delivery of the NTP’s work.

Lou has extensive experience in managing various projects within the education sector.

Emma Atherton-Evans, Data & Reporting Manager

Emma joined the EEF in November 2020. She supports the monitoring and evaluation of the National Tutoring Programme and oversees the implementation of NTP data structures and processes in collaboration with the NTP Tuition Partners and Evaluation Teams.

Emma has over 8 years’ experience analysing, interpreting and scrutinising data, to drive strategic and practical solutions.

Finance and Administration

Anne-Laure Bedouet, Head of Finance and Operations

Anne-Laure joined the EEF in May 2013. Anne-Laure is a chartered accountant who qualified with Deloitte and worked for Thomson Reuters for nine years before joining the EEF.

Shelby Roberts, Policy Officer

Shelby joined the EEF in July 2019. Her role primarily supports various administrative functions across the organisation, in addition to supporting the Chief Executive in a PA capacity. She also works within the policy team, promoting the EEF’s aims of improving the use of evidence in schools and policy making.

Shelby has a BA in History from the University of Warwick and prior to joining the EEF she worked as Policy Officer at the National Governance Association. She has been a co-opted governor at a maintained primary school in Birmingham.

Bola Adefami, Finance Officer

Bola joined the EEF in June 2019, providing support on a range of key finance functions.

Harry Madgwick, Policy Officer

Harry supports the administration team in their daily activities, as well as lending a hand with research projects as and when they arise.

Harry joined the EEF in September 2019. Previous to this Harry completed the Teach First Leadership Development programme that saw him teach English at a comprehensive secondary school in Islington, North London.

Alongside his work at the EEF, Harry is also participating in a master’s degree titled Social Justice & Education at the UCL Institute of Education

Ethelbert Thomas, Finance Assistant

Ethelbert joined the EEF in September 2020. His role primarily provides finance support to the National Tutoring Programme and the EEF’s wider work.