Stuart Mathers

School Engagement and Dissemination Manager

Stu works in the Dissemination and Impact team, with one of his key roles being helping grow and support the network of Research Schools. He is based in North Yorkshire and will help support the EEF's work with the northern Opportunity Areas (12 areas designated by the government to receive social mobility packages).

Stu joined the EEF in February 2017 (on secondment from the Department for Education). He has spent 10 years at the Department for Education, leading teams providing policy advice on teachers' professional development, evidence-based teaching, use of teaching assistants, and primary pedagogy.

Stu has been a school governor for over two years, most recently as the Chair of Governors at a very small primary school in Scarborough.