Camden Council appoints new Executive Director of Children and Learning
Tim Aldridge will take the position of Executive Director of Children and Learning at Camden Council this summer, leading work to support children and families in the borough.
Tim is a proud social worker and has been the Corporate Director for Children and Young People’s Services at Newham Council since 2019.
With over twenty years of experience working in children’s services in London, Tim has strong connections to the borough having started his career in social work at Camden Council. During his 13 years at Camden, he held a number of practitioner and leadership social work roles.
I am thrilled to be coming back to Camden, it is a wonderful opportunity to join an organisation with such high aspirations for children and their families. Camden is a special place and I look forward to working with colleagues, to build on strong foundations, and respond to some of the challenges that effect the daily lives of children and young people.
I am so happy that Tim will be leading our incredibly dedicated and caring children and learning services. Tim embraces our spirit of activism and is committed to delivering truly relational services – where we listen to the voices, ambitions and ideas of our children and young people and put these at the heart of our plans to give every Camden child the best start in life and make our borough the very best place to grow up in.
I’m delighted to welcome Tim as our new Executive Director of Children and Learning to take forward our work to support children and families in Camden. Tim has extensive experience working in Children’s Services, and having begun his career here at Camden, Tim has deep connections to the borough. This is an exciting time to join Camden as we push work to support children and families through the cost-of-living crisis, our work to step up work to support children with SEND and developing our education strategy to support our family of incredible schools in Camden.
Tim will be taking over from Martin Pratt who will be retiring in the early summer after leading Camden’s Supporting People Directorate since 2014.