Profiles

John Tomsett
John Tomsett
John Tomsett, head of Huntington school, York Each week since 2012 John Tomsett has typed a missive beginning with the sentence: “I have been a teacher for 27...
Christine Bayliss: Teen truant to school founder
Christine Bayliss: Teen truant to school founder
Christine Bayliss, academy trust founder and former civil servant In Sepember 13, 2014, the first edition of Schools Week burst on to the scene with a front-page story about...
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales, chief executive of the National Association of School Business Management As a sportsman and former national league basketball champion, Stephen Morales wants to know where everyone...
Kathy Kirkham
Kathy Kirkham
Kathy Kirkham, chief operating officer, Bright Tribe Kathy Kirkham is the model of a no-fuss multi-academy trust leader. She’s open and direct, addressing each question thoughtfully and without...
Nick Timothy
Nick Timothy
Nick Timothy, director New Schools Network People who run the New Schools Network (NSN) tend to move on to bigger, brighter, bluer things. Its first director, Rachel Wolf,...
Sharon Hodgson
Sharon Hodgson
Sharon Hodgson, shadow children’s minister Sitting in her parliamentary office more than ten years after first becoming an MP, what would Sharon Hodgson tell her 15-year-old self? She...
Glenys Stacey
Glenys Stacey
It is five years since Glenys Stacey, lawyer-turned-serial-regulator, took the helm as England’s first ‘chief exams regulator’ and she is about to step down.Invited for her last interview...
Fiona Ritson
Fiona Ritson
English teacher Fiona Ritson is the sort of person you can rely on in an emergency. The batteries on my recorder have run out. She finds replacements in...
Brian Lightman
Brian Lightman
Brian Lightman, former general secretary of ASCL Two weeks ago, just before an education debate in a small room near Westminster, a murmur whipped round the gathered crowd....
Angie Browne
Angie Browne
Principal, Steiner Academy Bristol Steiner schools have a somewhat controversial reputation. Based on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian occultist who died in 1925, the schools were...
Lord Storey
Lord Storey
Lord Storey CBE, Liberal Democrat Lords principal education spokesperson Mike Storey is no stranger to power, or education. The Liberal Democrat peer has run two schools, led Liverpool...

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