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Jeff Hart

Jeff Hart

Programme Director, School Improvement

Jeff oversees the School Improvement portfolio for Best Practice Network. He is a Senior Adviser at the DfE and has a great deal of Local Authority experience in London, Surrey, Dorset and Poole, where he was Chief Adviser for six years. He was formerly a teacher in Tower Hamlets. Jeff is also Governor of a large secondary school in Dorset. His interests include sport, travel and community theatre.

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