Profiles

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,...
Lucy Powell
Lucy Powell
Lucy Powell, shadow education secretary For someone who by her own admission “hardly knows” Jeremy Corbyn, you can imagine Lucy Powell’s surprise when she received a late Sunday...
David Didau reveals his journey to becoming an edu-sceptic
David Didau reveals his journey to becoming an edu-sceptic
David Didau, consultant, blogger and tweeter David Didau doesn’t think teachers should be quiet in the classroom. In fact he hates the idea that teachers shouldn’t talk. Let’s hope...
Sir Michael Wilshaw
Sir Michael Wilshaw
Sir Michael Wilshaw, Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has just revealed that his favourite childhood toy was a silver gun, and his favourite film is The Godfather....
Neil Carmichael
Neil Carmichael
Neil Carmichael, chairman of the education select committee, Conservative MP for Stroud It is the day after the new education select committee members have been confirmed. It is...

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