The 8 to 13 Expert Group is chaired jointly by Lord Andrew Adonis, Kevin Brennan MP and Sir Alan Steer, Head Teacher Seven Kings High School, Ilford, Essex.
The following are members of the group:
Sir Keith Ajegbo—a former Head Teacher who has recently led the Citizenship and Diversity Curriculum Review for Government.
Graham Badman—Director of Children's Services at Kent local authority.
Sue Campbell—Chair of the Youth Sport Trust
Rosie Chadwick—Head of Prevention Services at Crime Concern
Jonathan Douglas—Director of the National Literacy Trust
Fiona Edwards—teacher at Stebon Primary School in Tower Hamlets, London
Dr John Guy—Principal of Farnborough Sixth Form College, Hampshire
Fiona Hammans—Head Teacher at Banbury School, Oxfordshire
Barbara Hearn—deputy Chief Executive of the National Children's Bureau
Jim Herbert—teaching assistant at Little Ilford School, Manor Park in London
Ron Jenkinson—Head Teacher at St. Osmund Middle School, Dorchester, Dorset
Carol Lake—Managing Director, JP Morgan
Brian Lamb—Chair of the Special Educational Needs Consortium
Denise Lynch—Attendance Leader in Education Welfare, Children's Services, Salford local authority
Mary MacLeod—Chief Executive of the Families and Parenting Institute
Dame Mary Marsh—Chief Executive of the NSPCC
Kris Murrin—child psychologist and presenter on the BBC
Penny Rogers—consultant in the North Essex Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Caroline Ryder—Head Teacher at Carr Junior School in York
Vicky Scott—Joint Commissioning Manager for the Primary Care Trust and Local Authority, Lewisham, London
Sheila White—Head Teacher at Wyborne Primary School, Greenwich, London
Sir Michael Wilshaw—Principal of Mossbourne Community Academy Hackney, London
The group has met once already, and will do so again twice more over the course of the autumn term. There are no plans to extend the group beyond this point.