New Chair of The Teaching Awards Trust – Professor Toby Salt



We are delighted to announce that Professor Toby Salt will join the board of the Teaching Awards Trust as Chair from December 2022, taking over from Steve Munby who has been our chair since 2017.


Toby is an experienced CEO and non-executive director, and brings a wealth of experience from the education sector; he is currently an advisory director for AQA, Thomas’s Schools and Academies Enterprise Trust, and also provides coaching and mentoring for a number of CEOs in the schools sector. Most recently he was CEO of AQA – the largest exam board in the UK – and prior to that at Ormiston Academies Trust.  Toby was also Deputy Chief Executive at the National College for School Leadership, an executive agency providing leadership development and policy advice for schools and ministers. He has worked as Executive Head of a federation of three schools and has led schools (across the phases) to achieve ‘outstanding’ gradings under Ofsted. In 2000, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as Director of the Department for Education’s Innovation Unit to lead innovation in school practices and structures.


Toby has also held several voluntary and non-executive director roles including appointment to the Cabinet Office Innovators’ Council and as a board member of UCAS. Toby is a board advisor to the British Exploring Society, a governor emeritus of Chichester FE College and trustee of Southern Pro Musica.


Toby has a passion to bring about change, improvement, and innovation within the education sector, and we are confident his wealth of knowledge in education and leadership will be of huge value to our board. We look forward to welcoming Toby when he joins in December.