Author of Cleverlands
Lucy is an education explorer and international education consultant. She taught science at a secondary school in London for three years before completing a Masters in Education at Cambridge. She then spent time working in schools and living with teachers in six ‘top-performing’ education systems; the basis for her book, ‘Cleverlands: the secrets behind the success of the world’s education superpowers’, which was on The Economist’s ‘books of the year’ within a week of its release. On her return, Lucy wrote a book on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO, and advised the UK government as part of a working group on teacher workload. She now works as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at the Education Development Trust.