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Kiran is developing IPPR’s latest innovation in public service workforce reform. The Difference is a new fast-track programme to develop school leaders who are specialist in supporting children with complex needs.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • School exclusion and multiagency collaboration
  • Skills and social mobility
  • School standards and accountability

Prior to joining IPPR, she was Head of Vocational and Higher Education policy at the Social Mobility Commission.

Her work focuses on social mobility, poverty and education, and has spanned policy and practice; she has advised on education policy for Save the Children and Teach First; and led recruitment and programme design for the Future Teaching Scholars programme with the Educational Development Trust. 

A former inner-city teacher and teacher educator, Kiran holds a PGCE from Canterbury Christ Church, an MSc in Public Policy from UCL and an MA(Cantab) in Education Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Find out more about IPPR’s work on The Difference in this article in The Times.