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Graham Smith

Director - EAL Academy

Graham Smith’s career covers teaching, training, inspection, consultancy and senior management and both primary and secondary schools. From 2009-2011 he was Project Director of London Challenge’s Pan London EAL Strategy, a programme delivering 2,000 days of training in 200 schools in 31 local authorities that was a key factor in providing the highest levels of attainment in the country for pupils with EAL. His extensive senior management experience includes deputy head and assistant director roles. Graham has also been a senior elected member of two London councils. In addition, he specialises in turnaround and has chaired two Interim Executive Boards in Peterborough schools.