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Jo Kaczmarek


I am the CEO of Partners in Learning, a school improvement organisation and home of Doncaster’s Education Endowment Foundation Research School. I firmly believe that all children and young people should have access to high quality education, regardless of their background, to help them achieve their full potential.

Prior to my appointment, I was a Civil Servant for over a decade. I worked on a wide range of policy agendas across different Government Departments including the Department for Education where I worked for the Regional Schools Commissioner and led the Doncaster Opportunity Area programme: a social mobility partnership between Government and local leaders including schools and MATs. I have also undertaken a two year secondment to the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority where I led a year-long review for the Mayor.  

In addition to my ‘day job’ I hold a number of non-executive roles including trustee for a youth services charity and Member of a multi academy trust board. I have a young daughter who takes up a lot of my spare time but I also like to walk in the nearby Peak District, visit friends and family, and travel – especially to watch Formula One.