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Mr Drew has been the Head Teacher at Gearies Primary school since 1997.  He is also currently a National Leader of Education and representative Headteacher for the Redbridge Education Partnership and the North East London Teaching School Hub.

The school has been graded outstanding in all of its last four Ofsted inspections, the latest in October 2014. 

Mr Drew was awarded an OBE for his services to education in 2009, and an honorary doctorate from the University of East London in 2013.  He also completed his Masters in Education in 2014 with a distinction, the focus was on distributed leadership.

From 2007 to 2011 he was the Primary Leadership Adviser for Redbridge, working with schools across North East London to develop leadership and succession planning, in the context of the London Leadership Collaborative.

He is also currently a visiting Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Education.