Profiles

Natasha Tiwari
Natasha Tiwari
Natasha Tiwari, founder, The Tutoring Team he Christmas lights are off in London’s corporate quarter, but at least one person is home. Natasha Tiwari, the one-time drop-out trainee...
Joan McVittie
Joan McVittie
Joan McVittie, retired head of Woodside High School, north London Dame Joan McVittie has already saved me twice by the time we are in her tiny car and...
Roy Perry
Roy Perry
Roy Perry, Local Government Association History may have been the school subject Roy Perry enjoyed the most. But the new chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) children...
Chris Tweedale
Chris Tweedale
Chris Tweedale, chief executive, CfBT Schools Trust It is raining heavily outside Abacus Belsize Primary, a chalet-like wooden structure hidden among a series of houses accessible via an...
Graham Stuart
Graham Stuart
Graham Stuart, former chair of the education select committee Graham Stuart’s continued interest in education is glaringly obvious. Tucked away in the corner of a whiteboard on his parliamentary...
Julian Thomas
Julian Thomas
Julian Thomas, master of Wellington College The previous master of Wellington College, Anthony Seldon, was known for talking about “happiness — a lot. Julian Thomas, the master as...
Julie Overend
Julie Overend
Julie Overend, Nottingham Children’s Hospital School It’s a surprisingly sunny autumn day when Julie Overend shows me the outside play and learning area at Nottingham Children’s Hospital School....
Louise Haigh
Louise Haigh
Louise Haigh, shadow digital minister Most Labour MPs don’t go out of their way to draw attention to their private education, but Louise Haigh isn’t like most Labour...
Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion; MD of US charter school chain Uncommon Schools
Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion; MD of US charter school chain Uncommon Schools
Doug Lemov had a “pretty miserable” time in his early teens. “I was kind of the ugly duckling. To add to that, I would say I was… socially...
Emma Knights
Emma Knights
Emma Knights, chief executive, the National Governors’ Association Emma Knights is a sharp operator who believes organisations are “collectively wiser than one individual”. And when you meet the chief...
Nick Gibb
Nick Gibb
Nick Gibb has three large maps taped to the walls of his Department for Education office. They show regional figures for pupils’ reading and writing achievements aged 11,...

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