2019 Speakers

Matt Hood
Matt Hood

Matt Hood
Chief Education Officer
Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching

Matt is the Chief Education Officer at Ambition School Leadership and the Institute for Teaching, and leads all programmes. Over the course of his career he has worked in schools, government and education charities.

As an economics teacher and school leader Matt taught in challenging urban and isolated coastal schools. As a government policy advisor in the Department for Education he worked on a wide range of policy areas including teacher development, special educational needs, student participation and education system design. As a Director at Teach First and Achievement for All – education charities focused on ensuring that all young people, regardless of their background, get a great education – he has been involved in the training and development of new and experienced teachers and school leaders.

Matt is a trustee of The Brilliant Club, a Teach First alumnus and a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow.


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