Jennifer Barker

Jennifer Barker

National Director of Learning

Jen joined Ormiston Academies Trust as National Director of Learning in April 2024.

She started her career as a primary and early years teacher and spent nearly a decade in teaching and school leadership positions in two schools in Manchester.

Since then, she has led learning design and research teams at Ambition Institute and Teach First designing programmes that have reached many thousands of teachers and leaders. In her spare time, she is mum to two young children, chair of a local academy council and has recently completed her doctorate at Manchester University.

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