Luke Tryl announced as Director of New Schools Network

The New Schools Network has announced that Luke Tryl has been appointed as the Director of the organisation and will join NSN in March. Luke is currently Head of Corporate Strategy at Ofsted, where he is a member of the inspectorate’s executive board as well as managing Ofsted’s strategy, external relations and research teams.

Before joining Ofsted, Luke was Special Adviser to Nicky Morgan, the then Secretary of State for Education. In that role he led on the development of the Secretary of State’s policy priorities and acted as her chief spokesperson.

Luke Tryl said:

“Throughout my time in government and as a trustee of a free school multi-academy trust, I’ve seen first-hand the life-transforming impact that free schools are having on young people right across the country. That’s why I’m delighted to be joining the New Schools Network to help build on that record of success and to support more parents, teachers, charities and community groups in their drive to ensure that every single child receives the world-class education they deserve.”

David Ross, Chair of NSN, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Luke to the New Schools Network. He has a wealth of experience across the educational sector and will be instrumental in developing NSN over the coming years. With over 440 free schools now open and 262 more in the pipeline, there continues to be real momentum in the free schools movement and we’re excited to see Luke take up this post and continue our work to drive school improvement across the country.”

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, said:

“Luke has done an enormous amount for Ofsted in his two years here, leading our strategy work and the strengthening of our research function, and playing a large part in the development of the new education inspection framework. We have all very much enjoyed working with him and wish him every success at New Schools Network, where I know he will excel as he has here.”

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