Spokey Wheeler

Spokey Wheeler is a Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts and a NET Leading Thinker. As Adhyayan’s International Director he is leading the introduction of the Adhyayan Quality Standard and our Advocacy School network. Spokey manages the Adhyayan School Self-Review and Evaluation Diagnostic (SSRE) programme. He also facilitates Adhyayan’s involvement with the Open University’s new teacher education project across India and co-ordinates our consultation services in Leadership and Management for the Bangladesh ‘English in Action’ Programme. In India and internationally, as the Director of Bespoke Solutions, Spokey supports donor agencies, corporates, business, not-for-profit and state organisations in the areas of quality, strategic leadership and management, school set-up, and leadership coaching and development. During his international school leadership career he led three secondary schools in England and Germany, turning around a failing inner London secondary school and then setting it up as an independent State Academy, launched an Education Action Zone of 16 state schools and became one of the inaugural consultant leaders of London Challenge. As the Advisor for International Education at Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), Spokey developed and launched its School Leaders for India programme. He was the CEO of KGVK Gurukul, a rural, low-cost high quality school network in Jharkhand, and also supported the set up of a private school network across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar. His work with the World Bank has included the internationalisation of teacher training in India.