Profiles

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...
David Weston
David Weston
It’s been half an hour and David Weston has yet to pause for breath. He’s covered the first 30 years of his life when he decides that he’d...
Amanda Spielman
Amanda Spielman
Somewhere in a parallel universe Amanda Spielman is knitting in an important meeting. Clacking needles helps with concentration, says the chair of exam regulator Ofqual, pulling a half-finished...
Laura Henry
Laura Henry
Laura Henry’s enthusiasm and energy for early years’ education is undimmed after more than 25 years in the sector. As is her determination to speak up for children....
Sue Williamson
Sue Williamson
Sue Williamson smiles when she says that her late father would be “appalled” that she’s an Arsenal fan. Her allegiance is mainly geographical as the Specialist Schools and...

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