Charlie Taylor


Charlie Taylor became Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales in March 2017. His tenure came to an end in March 2020.

Before taking up this role he led the Government’s review of the youth justice system, Charlie Taylor was Chief Executive of the National College of Teaching and Leadership from its launch in 2013. He is a former head teacher of The Willows, a school for children with complex behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. He was the Coalition Government’s expert adviser on behaviour until 2012 and produced reviews for the Department for Education on alternative provision (for children excluded from mainstream schools) and attendance in schools.

Charlie was author of the Review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales published in December 2016.

Previous roles in government

  • Chair, Youth Justice Board
  • Chief Executive, NCTL