Profiles

Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner
Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner
It’s been an 11-month wait for an interview with David Carter, the lead kingmaker in the new world of education. Since Schools Week started we’ve tracked the eight...
Sarah Wild, headteacher, Limpsfield Grange school, Surrey
Sarah Wild, headteacher, Limpsfield Grange school, Surrey
Sarah Wild does not want to be known as the crazy lady with the goats. So let me put the record straight: Sarah Wild, headteacher of Limpsfield Grange...
Lucy Crehan, author of Cleverlands
Lucy Crehan, author of Cleverlands
Over the next fortnight, education geeks will be wetting themselves with excitement as the results from this year’s World Cleverest Kids competition comes to its climax. TIMSS and...
Lucy Kellaway, co-founder of Now Teach
Lucy Kellaway, co-founder of Now Teach
It is a cliché of modern times that awful education policies are followed by a plethora of so-called “open letters” in which sad teachers announce they are flouncing...
Louise Holmes, founder of EdCentral
Louise Holmes, founder of EdCentral
It is the small moments in schools that turn a child’s life. A kind word, the winning of a race, the way a best friend sticks up for...
Tuesday Humby, Principal, Ormiston Chadwick academy
Tuesday Humby, Principal, Ormiston Chadwick academy
Never in a month of Tuesdays did I think Bankfield, a comprehensive in my home town and well-known as “the dodgy school”, would become a turnaround success. When...
Nicky Morgan, former education secretary
Nicky Morgan, former education secretary
Every education secretary has a story of the day they were appointed. Estelle Morris forgot to take photo-ready shoes. Shirley Williams accepted via a late-night phone call in...
Jarlath O'Brien, headteacher, Carwarden House community school
Jarlath O’Brien, headteacher, Carwarden House community school
Ofsted is not something Jarlath O’Brien talks about to his staff, he tells me, as we sip tea in his office, foliage framing our conversation. He goes a...
Charlie Stripp, Director, NCETM
Charlie Stripp, Director, NCETM
It isn’t supposed to be like this. The plan had been to meet in a glorious Victorian hotel and have afternoon tea. Instead we are quaffing from paper...
Libby Nicholas, CEO, Reach4 academy trust
Libby Nicholas, CEO, Reach4 academy trust
Reach4 is a wild experiment. It is the first spin-off academy trust: distinct from its parent company Reach2, but part of the overall “Reach” family. It’s a slightly...
Adrian Packer, chief executive CORE education trust
Adrian Packer, chief executive CORE education trust
Adrian Packer is the man you call in a crisis. It’s a reputation he earned after setting up the first free school sponsored by a Premier League football...

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