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Ian Fordham

training director, Education Extra, UK

Ian is a leading education and policy adviser who was recently appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the British Council for School Environments. Formerly the director of Big Picture consultancy and head of policy for the extended schools charity ContinYou, he has been involved in national policy development, social innovation projects and developing leadership and change in the field of education and children's services. With 10 years experience in the voluntary sector, he has led a number of high profile projects for the National College for School Leadership, written publications and resources for the Department for Children, Schools and Families and Welsh Assembly Government, led innovative consultancy projects such as Every Special School Matters and spoken at a number of conferences and seminars in the UK and USA, including the Learning with Excitement Conference at Harvard University.