Jo Facer
founding principal, Ark Soane Academy; author, Simplicity Rules

Jo is the founding principal of Ark Soane Academy, a new secondary free school opening in Acton Town in September 2020. She has worked in London and Kent schools for the past ten years. She blogs regularly at, and her book, Simplicity Rules, is published by Routledge.

Follow Jo on Twitter: @jo_facer


Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Cinema 3
Walking the chalk: what really makes a good teacher?