Ed Vainker

Ed Vainker
  • Executive Principal
  • Company: Reach Academy Feltham

Ed is the co-founder and Executive Principal of Reach Academy Feltham, an all-through free school in South West London. The school opened in 2012, was judged outstanding in 2014 and in 2017 pupils achieved the 15th best GCSE results in the country. Ed is also the co-founder and Director of the Reach Children’s Hub which seeks to offer cradle to career support for young people and families in Feltham.

Ed has sat on a number of expert groups and panels. He is currently on the Royal Foundatin Steering Group on Early Life and was previously a member of the DfE panel on Behaviour in Teacher Training. He was in the founding cohort of Teach First in 2003 and is a member of the Teach First National Forum. Prior to founding Reach he worked for Teach For All, leading the organisation’s support around teacher development.