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Joe Hallgarten

Joe Hallgarten

Director of Creative Learning and Development

Joe Hallgarten is an educator, policy analyst and programme leader. He joined the RSA as director of education in 2012.

Joe spent five years as a primary teacher before becoming head of education at the Institute for Public Policy Research in 1999, taking on the role of associate director in 2002.

In 2004 Joe became learning director at Creative Partnerships, the world’s largest creative learning programme and winner of the 2011 World Innovation Summit in Education (WISE) Award.

From 2009 to 2011, he was director of programmes for Creativity, Culture and Education, a UK-based charity which led Creative Partnerships and a number of other national and international programmes. He was then director of development and research at the Education Foundation, and also provided strategic support for London 2012’s education programme.

He has also worked as an advisor for the Department for Education’s Innovation Unit and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. In 2009, he was the Clore Fellow in Cultural Policy. Joe is a founding trustee for The Ministry of Stories, a children’s creative writing centre in Hackney.

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