Profiles

Mike Cladingbowl
Mike Cladingbowl
Executive principal of Knutsford Multi-Academy Trust, Cheshire, and Ofsted’s former national director for schools Mike Cladingbowl is an imposing figure with a real “headteacher vibe” – although he’s just six...
Rajbir Hazelwood
Rajbir Hazelwood
Rajbir Hazelwood, programme officer, The Brilliant Club Rajbir Hazelwood is like a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day, guaranteed to perk you up. On the day we...
Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University Carol Dweck floats like a butterfly but her intellect stings like a bee. Gliding into the reception of the Caledonian...
Simon Knight
Simon Knight
Simon Knight, deputy headteacher, Frank Wise School, Banbury, Oxfordshire Simon Knight smiles when he tells of the one question he is often asked about his work: “Often the...
Sam Gyimah
Sam Gyimah
Sam Gyimah, junior minister for childcare and education Sam Gyimah has just moved into David Laws’ office in the Department for Education’s Sanctuary buildings – a fact he points...
Tim Oates
Tim Oates
Group director of assessment research and development for Cambridge Assessment For Tim Oates, a school is not just a school. “It’s not that simple”, insists the research director....
Liz Sproat
Liz Sproat
Head of Google education for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Liz Sproat is a woman on message. The Google executive believes skills such as communication, collaboration and creativity...
David McQueen
David McQueen
David McQueen, speaker, executive coach and facilitator It is the morning of the general election and I’m in Radlett, Hertfordshire to meet David McQueen. McQueen, who runs Magnificent...
Kate Dethridge
Kate Dethridge
Kate Dethridge, primary head and national leader of education Kate Dethridge became a dame at the start of this year – but she was nearly the last person...
Lynda Clapham
Lynda Clapham
Lynda Clapham, head of Sidney Stringer Academy library, Coventry When it comes to promoting reading, Lynda Clapham uses a “reverse psychology” strategy that nearly always works. She combines that...
Dylan Wiliam
Dylan Wiliam
Dylan Wiliam, emeritus professor of educational assessment, Institute of Education, London Dylan Wiliam looks like a cross between a wizard and a rockstar: domed head, greying beard, twinkling...

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