Ed began his career as a private tutor of Latin and Greek at Common Entrance and senior school scholarship, and has a strong record of top results and prestigious Classics awards, including the Anna Shaw Classics Scholarship to Eton. Over the course of three years, no pupil ever scored lower than a B, and three quarters of the grades attained were A and A*.

He went on to teach Classics and Classical Civilisation at Cranleigh School, including Latin to all five year groups, Greek at A2 and CC at GCSE and AS. There, in addition to his role in the Classics Department, he directed plays, delivered a series of scholars’ lectures and was master in charge of internal competitions.

Ed is now Head of Classics at Highfield School in Hampshire. He read Classics at the University of Nottingham.

Educational philosophy

Ed is a campaigner for traditional, knowledge-based methods of education. He is Policy, Publications and Research officer for the Conservative Education Society, and has been involved in the Department for Education’s recent reforms. With respect to Latin and Greek, he is in favour of a rigorously grammatical approach, and is keen to encourage the practice of prose composition into the classical languages.