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Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones is a writer and journalist, a former BBC education correspondent and Today programme reporter. She has also had roles as the BBC’s deputy secretary and as head of policy and public affairs for BBC Learning.


She left the BBC when a move to Salford beckoned and in 2012 helped to start a new education charity, National Numeracy, which aims to promote the importance of everyday maths skills. As a founding trustee, she ran the successful media launch and has since led communications to support the charity’s rising public profile. She writes and blogs �" mainly on education �" for various publications and websites.


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