Daria Kuznetsova

Teach First

Daria is responsible for developing  & implementing Teach First’s strategy and  ensuring Teach First’s work is evidence-led. The Strategy, Research & Performance directorate embeds data, analysis and research into organisational decision making and ensures our work is having the intended impact on schools serving pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The directorate helps the organisation make changes to deliver on its strategy including digital changes and initiatives to put schools at the heart of our work.

Daria joined Teach First in 2017 having been a Strategy Director at Big Society Capital, an organisation set up to connect investment to charities and social enterprises that are creating social change. Daria has broad experience in strategy and research, including at New Local Government Network, NHS England and the Cabinet Office Strategy Unit. She is a regular volunteer at a local food bank, a member of the Big Issue Invest Investment Committee and sits on the board of a Multi Academy Trust.

12:30 - 12:55

Monday 10 May

Using Data at Teach First

Teach First is a charity set up to address educational inequality. Teach First has been in operation for 19 years and over that time helped train and develop over 15,000 school teachers and leaders serving disadvantaged communities. In this session they will talk about Teach First’s journey of using data to inform both strategic and operational decision making. They will discuss their current approach including how they have used data in our shift to virtual delivery during the pandemic and future plans. Join Jonathan Tan, Head of Data and Performance and Daria Kuznetsova, Executive Director, to learn about their journey so far - including some of the challenges faced (plenty!) and how they have overcome them.