Graham Badman has had over 40 years of experience in Education and Children’s Services as a Teacher, Headteacher, Inspector, Chief Education Officer and as Managing Director of the Children, Families and Education Directorate. In addition, Graham was Specialist Advisor to the Education and Employment Parliamentary Select Committee. He was a member of the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families’ 8-13 Expert Group, and also a member of the Minister of State for Schools and Learners’ Home Access Taskforce.
In January 2008 Graham was awarded the CBE in the New Year’s Honours list for Services to Education and Local Government. Graham was previously Chair of BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) from 2005 until its abolition in 2010. He is visiting Professor at the London Institute and has served as a governor of both Brookes University and Canterbury Christchurch, He was appointed to the Chairmanship of Haringey Local Children's Safeguarding Board by the Secretary of State in 2009 and has led a number of Serious Case Reviews including that of Peter Connelly (Baby P). He was the author of the Government review of Elective Home Education which was based upon the principles enshrined in The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.