Diamond CBEColin Diamond CBE
Children and Young People, Birmingham City Council
Colin has worked in education leadership roles for over 30 years. He cut his teeth professionally as a teacher, youth worker and child psychotherapist in inner-London. He took on some challenging schools in the East End of London as associate headteacher. He has also worked as a local authority SEND adviser, Director of Education, Director of Children’s Services (taking an LA from “special measures” to “outstanding”), OfSTED inspector and associate lecturer at three universities. He was DCSF South West Director and then moved to DfE. At the Department he headed up the Department’s education advisers for academies and free schools and then took on responsibility for the performance of open academies. Colin is driven by what is best for our kids and young people and the transformative power of education for working class children in particular.
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