Profiles

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...
Mary Bousted - general secretary of ATL and TUC president
Mary Bousted – general secretary of ATL and TUC president
Mary Bousted is sitting in her central London office near Trafalgar Square and quibbling with my first question. “It’s funny you say I’m strident, because that’s not how...
Dan Moynihan, chief executive of Harris Federation
Dan Moynihan, chief executive of Harris Federation
Dan Moynihan is the much mythologised £400,000-a-year chief executive of the much mythologised Harris Federation, an academy trust with a history of aggressive takeovers and an unbelievable record...
Profile of James Townsend, Educational Foundation for Leadership
Profile of James Townsend, Educational Foundation for Leadership
James Townsend is the very model of a modern religious millennial. White, male, under-30, posh-sounding with a fancy job title, he has the stereotypical trappings of privilege and...

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