Jeff Shaw

Jeff is Headmaster of Scarisbrick Hall and former Chair of the Independent Schools Association (ISA). Prior to this, he held senior positions in a number of schools (state and independent) as well as a senior lectureship at university. Throughout his career he has undertaken research and innovation across all areas of education including work with international schools and in particular international education systems (working collaboratively with the Department for Education).

In 2020, Jeff founded The Global Classroom where he brought together WHO, UNICEF, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, BMG and Penguin Random House to deliver the world’s largest online classroom. This has now delivered live sessions to more than 2.8 million children from 193 countries around the world.

Above all else, Jeff sees moral values and integrity as the most important aspects of his character. Jeff is a champion for United World Schools' mission to reach every child - no matter their gender, ability or location - with the quality education they deserve.