Ed Vainker started a high-achieving free school in a deprived area of London from scratch. 'I believe in social justice,' he tells Tes. 'That’s why we’re here'

Until the age of 11, he grew up in Luxembourg where his father, who is French, worked for the European Parliament.

He attended a European school where the common language between pupils of different nationalities was French (the subject he taught, along with history).

When Vainker returned to London to set up Reach in 2012 (along with co-founders Rebecca Cramer and Jon McGoh), teacher friends thought he was “jumping the queue” to headship.

Full article: https://www.tes.com/news/meet-head-who-built-school-social-justice