Profiles

Joyce Matthews
Joyce Matthews
Joyce Matthews, leadership development specialist What will Joyce Matthews do next? The school leadership development specialist and samba player is thinking about her next possible career move. Could...
Steve Lancashire
Steve Lancashire
Steve Lancashire, chief executive, REAch2 Steve Lancashire is the first person I’ve met who’s wanted to be a headteacher from his school days. As chief executive of one of...
Natasha Tiwari
Natasha Tiwari
Natasha Tiwari, founder, The Tutoring Team (now called Elevare London). The Christmas lights are off in London’s corporate quarter, but at least one person is home. Natasha Tiwari,...
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...

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