Lee Elliot Major

Lee Elliot Major’s work is dedicated to improving the prospects of children and young people.

He has written several award-winning books about education and social mobility, including Social Mobility and Its Enemies and What Works? Research and evidence for successful teaching.

His work has helped thousands of teachers. He is focused on the practical impact of research, working closely with school leaders, universities, employers and policy makers.

Lee is one of the most influential public voices in national education debates, appearing regularly in the press. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust. He is the first in his family to go to university. In 2019, Lee was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to social mobility.