Profiles

Peter Campling
Peter Campling
Peter Campling, education consultant, playwright and former head Former secondary head Peter Campling has been watching the first rehearsal for his latest play. It concerns a vexing series...
David Blunkett
David Blunkett
David Blunkett, MP and former education secretary Boxes are stacked around the wood-panelled office. Folders top the piles. A framed portrait is propped against the wall. A braille machine...
Vic Goddard
Vic Goddard
Vic Goddard, head of Passmores Academy in Harlow, Essex. The school featured in the Channel 4 fly-on-the wall documentary Educating Essex Why did Vic Goddard let Channel 4...
Oremi Evans
Oremi Evans
Dame Oremi Evans, head of The Brookfield School, Hereford The only person at Brookfield who doesn’t seem to believe that the special school’s head is now a dame...
Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart, co-founder, Local Schools Network There’s a lot of laughter during my time with Henry Stewart. It starts when he changes his bright orange shirt so that...
Rebecca Allen
Rebecca Allen
Becky Allen, director of Education Datalab Peer out of the window of Becky Allen’s office and you can see into the expansive gardens of Buckingham Palace. It is...
Jon Coles
Jon Coles
Jon Coles, group chief executive, United Learning Trust Jon Coles is trying to walk in a straight line across a hill. He needs to get from one place...
Effat Rahimi-Kaloujeh
Effat Rahimi-Kaloujeh
Effat Rahimi-Kaloujeh, SIMS inclusion manager, Westminster Academy, London When staff at Westminster Academy greet Effat Rahimi-Kaloujeh, there is clear admiration and respect in their voices. It is not...
Ross McGill
Ross McGill
Ross McGill, blogger, Twitter fiend and a deputy head, Quintin Kynaston Community Academy, north London Wearing a long black coat, fluorescent vest and speaking into a walkie-talkie, Ross...
Jo-Anne Baird
Jo-Anne Baird
If you can’t find Jo-Anne Baird in one of the University of Oxford’s historic buildings, you will probably find her taking a stroll with her husband and dog...
Lynn Greenwold
Lynn Greenwold
Lynn Greenwold’s home is a testament to her rich and varied life and career. We are in her kitchen in Stow-on-the-Wold, an Atlantis of sorts where plants grow...

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