Sir Kevan Collins has announced his intention to step down as the chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation.
Having held the role for eight years, Collins has been instrumental in the success of the organisation in putting evidence firmly on the agenda of teachers, headteachers and policy makers.
With a further 15 years occupying significant leadership roles across the English education system, Collins said that he will remain in the post full-time until August, and then move to a part time basis to support the transition to a new chief executive.
Collins said: "I leave the EEF with a strong sense of pride and gratitude. I’m proud of what we have achieved and that we are making a significant difference by bringing evidence to inform and support teachers and school leaders as they strive to deliver the very best education for all children in our schools.
"There is much more to do to tackle the educational disadvantage that scars our education system and denies the potential of so many children. However, through the work of the EEF we have helped to illuminate the issue and identify approaches that make a real difference.”
The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.