Les Walton has a unique record of being a successful leader, innovator and government advisor within the education sector, reflecting his unwavering commitment to improving teaching, learning and life chances for all pupils.
Les Walton has achieved great things at the most senior levels of education. The thing that marks him out is that no matter how senior his post, he has never forgotten that the purpose of education is to give opportunities, excite minds and change things. His reflections, which show how education and learning have done all these things in his life, make good reading and remind everyone why education is one of the most important things if a society is to thrive.
Former Secretary of State for Education, Baroness Morris of Yardley