School of Education appoints Colin Diamond as Professor

The School of Education is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Diamond CBE as Professor of Educational Leadership 

Professor Colin Diamond, at the time Executive Directive for Education in Birmingham City Council (BCC) is a renowned educational leader and national figure in education. He has served as Deputy Education Commissioner for the Department for Education and is consequently a respected source of advice to the UK Government. 

Professor Diamond has now joined us in the School of Education as Professor of Educational Leadership and will lead the establishment of an Educational Leadership Academy. 

Professor Julie Allan, Head of the School of Education, commented:

"We are thrilled to be welcoming Professor Diamond to the School of Education. He will, without doubt, bring great expertise and experience in leadership and steer the establishment of an exceptional Educational Leadership Academy." 

Professor Colin Diamond said:

“I am delighted to join the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. This is a great opportunity to bring together my experience in the field at school, local authority and government levels with the expertise of colleagues at the School of Education. I am confident that we can bring more closely together education practice which will contribute to understanding and developing school leadership. The Education Leadership Academy will become a centre of excellence based initially on local outstanding practice that will have relevance internationally.”