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Speaker Biography

Gareth Griffiths

 Gareth Griffiths
Gareth Griffiths is Senior Adviser at the Young People’s Learning Agency. The YPLA was launched in April 2010 with the mission of championing education and training for young people in England.

A key priority for the YPLA is the participation, achievement and progression of all learners and Gareth has worked with DfE and other colleagues on policy and practice to narrow the attainment gap and to improve outcomes for disadvantaged young learners.

Gareth previously worked for over 20 years in 11-16, 11-18 and 14-18 schools in the East Midlands, initially as a modern languages teacher. He has also worked for Connexions and the LSC. Gareth has been closely involved with curriculum policy, vocational learning, pastoral support, providing advice and guidance pre- and post-16 and managing vocational and sixth form provision throughout his career.