Dr Grace Grima
National Programme Manager (NPM) for PISA25
Director of Research, Pearson
Role: Grace will lead the core team at Pearson, delivering PISA in schools. She will also work collaboratively with the co-PIs from UCL and OUCEA, responsible for analysis, reporting and dissemination. Grace will have overall responsibility for the delivery of PISA25 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, ensuring that all PISA tasks are carried out on schedule and in accordance with the specified international standards.
Background: In her role at Pearson, Grace is responsible for international assessment studies and is currently NPM for PISA22 in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. She leads on other assessment studies in her role as NRC (National Research Coordinator) for PIRLS21/TIMSS23 in England. Grace is also strategically responsible for Pearson research on academic and vocational qualifications and learning services for schools, including current studies on science, maths and reading. Previously, in her role as Director-General in the Ministry of Education and Employment in Malta, Grace was responsible for introducing and implementing all international assessment projects including PISA and for updating the national curriculum framework. Prior to that, in New Zealand, she worked on NEMP (National Educational Monitoring Project). Grace started her career as a teacher, teacher trainer and principal research officer at the exam board, University of Malta.