Malcolm Drakes is a school and systems leader with over 20 years experience. As a National Leader of Education, he has particular expertise in rapid school turnarounds, securing transformational improvements in a variety of settings and contexts. In areas of acute deprivation he has moved schools from Special Measures to Outstanding. He is passionate about transforming the life chances of disadvantaged pupils and working with a range of local and national leaders to enable meaningful social mobility. He is a firm believer that regular coaching and effective feedback can drive the quality of teaching and school leadership forward.