Dr Tim Coulson started his role on 1 July 2014.
Before his appointment, Tim was Director of Education at Essex county council. Earlier in his career he has also:
- taught in London primary schools and was Headteacher at William Tyndale Primary School
- led an Education Action Zone in Lambeth
- been responsible for curriculum and assessment developments at the Qualifications and Assessment Authority
- been National Director of the National Numeracy Strategy