Floreat Education

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Floreat Education is a sponsor of state-run schools in England. It was founded by James O'Shaughnessy, former policy director to PM David Cameron.

It runs two state schools in London with plans to run a small chain of schools. It has a particular focus on 'character education'.


  • James O'Shaughnessy
  • Ian Moore, director of operations: while a consultant at PWC (2002-11), Moore was seconded to the prime minister’s delivery unit (on education) in 2006; he was then a senior adviser to the Conservative Party 'Implementation Team' (2008-10); before being seconded to the Cabinet Office under the Coalition government from May-December 2010. Moore now runs his own consultancy ICM Advisory Services, in which capacity he has advised on government reforms to provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs, and worked with 'senior Members of the House of Lords'.[1]
  • Annaliese Briggs, curriculum manager. Briggs was previously headteacher of Pimlico primary, part of Education minister, John Nash's chain of schools. She was 27 at the time, had no teaching qualifications and little experience in running a school. She left after 6 months. Briggs is also a fellow of the Policy Exchange.
  • Briar Lipson. Director of Curriculum and Innovation: Another Floreat employee to have come from the Policy Exchange, Lipson is also a Teach First graduate. She was formerly with the CfBT Education Trust.

Board of directors

Board members of Floreat Education Academies Trust include:


  • Website: www.floreat.org.uk


  1. Ian Moore, LinkedIn profile, accessed August 2015