Working to make government more effective

Sam is a senior fellow at the Institute. He is also a senior adviser to the education charity Ark.

Previously he was CEO of Education Partnerships Group, which supports governments in sub-Saharan Africa to develop education policy and was an executive director at Teach First. He worked at the Department for Education as a senior policy adviser to Michael Gove between 2010 and 2013.

All work

13 JUN 2023 Report

The NHS productivity puzzle

The NHS crisis will only be solved with capital investment, increasing management capacity and staff retention – not just more doctors and nurses.

22 AUG 2022 Insight paper

The exam question

The education system in England should move to a model of incremental improvement rather than periods of stasis followed by highly disruptive change.

17 NOV 2021 Interview

Estelle Morris

Baroness Morris talks about her six years in DfE, including her perspective as a former teacher and the shift to a targets-orientated culture.