Dafydd Gough

Over 31 years in the Civil Service undertaking policy development, operational delivery and project management of both internal and external projects.

Since leaving the DfE in 2015, Dafydd has utilized his strategic and operational skills to support a number of multi-academy trusts (MATs) develop their strategic functions to ensure long term viability. More widely, Dafydd’s work has included due diligence of schools and academies, conversions of schools and transfer of academies to other trusts and setting up new multi-academy trusts. Dafydd has detailed knowledge of setting up new schools and has advised and worked with trusts to apply for free schools, including special schools, and support them through to the opening stage. A significant part of his role includes working with MAT’s on financial matters, including financial planning.

While at the DfE, Dafydd’s roles involved working with public and private sector partners from school leadership teams, LA members and senior officers, legal advisers and private contractors. Dafydd was involved in national policy, local authority strategic improvement, national teacher recruitment and free schools policy and implementation.

Other relevant experience

Dafydd is an adviser to two MATs, one primary and one a primary and secondary mixed MAT.

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