About us

Transforming lives through education

Education Development Trust works collaboratively with national and local governments, schools and other partners from around the world to design and deliver sustainable solutions to improve education and transform lives. Our work is evidence informed and we invest annually in our programme of educational research. 

How we work

Our values of excellence, integrity, accountability and collaboration underpin our work. As a registered charity, we reinvest a percentage of our surplus into a publicly available programme of educational research. Our research helps policymakers to make informed decisions and it helps practitioners choose the most effective teaching methods.

Our people

As well as our teachers and school leaders, all of our people are passionate about education – from accountants to analysts and from consultants to careers advisers. Meet just some of the people that transform lives around the world.

Work with us

At Education Development Trust, we are keen to hear from exceptional individuals with a broad range of skills to help us achieve our vision and deliver excellent educational outcomes.

Our governance

Education Development Trust is a UK-registered charity and is governed by a board of trustees who direct the organisation's work. The trustees oversee the leadership team led by Chief Executive Patrick Brazier who, in turn, manage Education Development Trust staff across the globe.

Our history

From ambitious beginnings as the Centre for British Teachers in 1968 to today’s Education Development Trust, a major force in education improvement on a global scale – under the leadership of Patrick Brazier, we remain focussed on our mission to transform lives by improving education around the world.

Our offices

From our offices in the UK, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Brunei and India, we achieve local success with worldwide expertise. We combine our on-the-ground insight with international best practice to improve education systems and transform lives around the world.


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