Profiles

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...
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...

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