Dr Tony Sewell, CBE (LLD)

Dr Tony Sewell, CBE (LLD)

Tony began his career as a London school teacher. He has spent many years as a teacher trainer working at Kingston and Leeds universities and has published widely on the experience of boys in education. He has also been an international consultant in education for, among others, the World Bank and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

He works in both the UK and the Caribbean and helped to set up the Science, Maths and Information Technology Centre in the department of education at Jamaica’s University of the West Indies.

In 2012, Tony was appointed to chair the Mayor’s Education Inquiry into London schools. Its final, landmark, report, published in 2013, led to the establishment of the £24m London Schools Excellence Fund, which sees high performing schools working with partners to help raise standards of teaching in other schools.

A trustee of the National Museums of Science and Industry, he makes frequent appearances in national broadcast and print media, including BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?, BBC2s flagship current affairs programme Newsnight, the Guardian and the Daily Mail. Tony was presented a CBE for his services to education in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in June 2016 and awarded an honorary doctorate in laws from University of Exeter in 2017.

He has been a member of the Youth Justice Board since 2015.