Chair, Youth Justice Board

Charlie Taylor


Charlie Taylor became Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales in March 2017.

Before taking up his current 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.

Chair, Youth Justice Board

The non-executive chair of the departmental management board reports to the Secretary of State for Justice and is responsible for the reviewing of the YJB’s strategic direction.

Previous roles in government

  1. Chief Executive, NCTL

    • 2013 to 2015


  1. Early years teachers: what do they offer?
  2. Transforming the early years workforce
  3. Charlie Taylor talks about developing the birth-to-18 system
  4. Charlie Taylor speech to the North of England Education Conference
  5. Charlie Taylor speaks at the Academies Show
  6. Charlie Taylor's keynote speech to the North of England education conference
  7. Charlie Taylor speaks about behaviour at the Academies Show 2012