Andrew is CEO of South Farnham School Educational Trust, an Academy Trust which three full members and two associate members, including one in Kenya.
South Farnham Primary School has been a Teaching School since 2010 and has recently been appointed to be one of the new Teaching School Hubs that will deliver Initial Teacher Training. The Early Career Framework and the Leadership Qualification. The Trust has a SCITT which trains 150+ trainees per year and is an Appropriate Body for NQT accreditation. Currently, it has over 220 schools within its alliance.
South Farnham School has achieved many national awards and accolades and has been named as the Sunday Times Primary School of the year on two occasions. It has achieved National Training and Business awards and featured in the DfE publication Making Great Progress as one of the 20 highest performing schools nationally.
Andrew is a National Leader of Education and has contributed articles and features in educational journals; his publication, ‘ Financial Management in Schools’, has been widely used by Headteachers and Governors to support them in school improvement. Most recently, Andrew chaired the Independent Review of Initial Teacher Training, which was published in 2015, and was the Chair of the Employers Group for Teacher Apprenticeships.
Andrew sits on a range of national strategic policy groups including the Teaching School Council and the Regional School Commission Board for the South East of England. He also wrote ‘ School to Academy’ , a detailed guide for schools going through the conversion process.
In 2003 Andrew received an O.B.E. for services to education and a knighthood in 2014.