• Roger Taylor

    former chair, Ofqual

    “It was painful personally to me to have been involved”

  • Caron Johnson

    executive headteacher, The Rowans AP Academy, and chief executive, The Inspiring Change MultiAcademy Trust

    “Once you’ve worked in a specialist setting, it’s hard to go back”

  • Marcus Shepherd

    principal, The Wells Academy

    “The culture of my school is the culture my mum brought me up with”

  • Julian Drinkall

    chief executive, Academies Enterprise Trust

    “The finances were horrible, the local governing bodies were awful”

  • Daisy Cooper

    deputy leader Liberal Democrats and education spokesperson

    “Ofsted isn’t trusted by teachers – the trust is broken”

  • Helen Rowland

    chief executive, Focus Trust

    “You have to not look like you’re giving up”

  • Keith Hollins

    CEO, Staffordshire University Academies Trust

    “Individuals can have a big impact, but what you leave behind is the vision and values ”

  • Sarah Lewis

    chief executive, Langley Park Learning Trust

    “I would say to anyone outside government that it’s a lot harder than it looks”

  • Rachel de Souza

    children's commissioner

    “I want to put schools bang in the middle of this office”

  • Robin Bevan

    President, National Education Union and headteacher, Southend High School for Boys

    “I’m not sure Gavin Williamson has a vision for education beyond the end of next week”

  • Lisa Mannall

    chief executive, Cornwall Education Learning Trust

    “My forthright manner wasn’t always conducive to working with the department”

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