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Dr Tony Sewell

Dr Tony Sewell, Generating Genius founder and director, is an experienced commentator and makes frequent appearances in print and on radio and TV. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4′s Any Questions?, BBC’2 Newsnight and has written for a wide range of print media, including the Guardian and the Daily Mail. He can be relied upon to be outspoken and provocative, but his views are underpinned by a formidable academic track record.

He brings an independent and informed perspective to key topics in the current educational debate.

He is a distinguished academic who has published widely on educational inequalities.
He is a former teacher in inner-city London and has a wealth of hands-on experience in the schools sector.

He worked for many years in teacher training and has trenchant views on teaching standards.
He has worked extensively in the Caribbean, in particular Jamaica, and brings an international perspective to the education debate.

He is also a regular speaker on education at festivals, most recently at the Telegraph Festival of Education at Wellington School and at the inaugural Higher Education Festival. 

Areas of interest

Dr Sewell is happy to comment on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Widening access to higher education
  • Social inequality and cohesion
  • Raising academic and career aspirations in disadvantaged pupils
  • Teaching standards
  • Gun and knife crime
  • Aftermath of 2011 inner-city riots
  • Academic performance of African-Caribbean pupils
  • Standards of behaviour in schools
  • School discipline
  • Academies
  • Free schools
  • The schools system in the Caribbean


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