Malcolm Trobe’s current work as an educational consultant includes acting as programme director for the Executive Leadership Consortium NPQEL programme. His 10 years as Deputy General Secretary of ASCL included a fifteen-month period as Acting General Secretary. He was previously head teacher of Malmesbury School for 17 years. He has recently chaired the Review Group on Headteacher Standards for the DfE and is currently on the DfE Review Group for NPQs. He has worked on many DfE advisory groups including most recently the Timpson Review on School Exclusions, the Recruitment and Retention Strategy for teachers and the Early Career Framework.