It is with great sadness that the Foundation must announce the passing of Sir Cyril Taylor GBE. Sir Cyril first became involved with the Foundation over 25 years ago in his role as Chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) and as Advisor to ten successive Secretaries of State for Education. Sir Cyril later went on to become one of eight Sir John Cass’s Foundation Special Advisers sharing his passion and expertise in pursuit of promoting participation and achievement in education for all young people.

Richard Foley, Chief Executive said: “on behalf of the Board and Staff of Sir John Cass’s Foundation I wish to express our sincerest condolences to Sir Cyril’s family and friends at this sad time. His lasting legacy will continue to influence the education sector and it was a true privilege to have Sir Cyril serve as one of the Foundation’s Special Advisers. We will be forever indebted to him for his dedication and support.”