• The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

    The school where sanctuary status defines the ethos

    “Finance aside, we decided it was the morally right thing to do”

  • Ruth Davies

    president, National Association of Head Teachers

    “I have got more rebellious as I’ve got older”

  • “We didn’t want a CEO. When we decide anything, we have a majority vote”

  • Patrick Roach

    general secretary, NASUWT

    “Fragmentation of the education landscape hasn’t helped to deal with a national crisis”

  • “We were really quite anxious about the levels of self-harm. This is to reduce that.”

  • Professor James Tooley

    Founder, Independent Grammar School Durham, and pro-vice chancellor at University of Buckingham

    “Why do we want the state involved in education?”

  • Hilary Spencer

    CEO, Ambition Institute

    “Most organisations go through a phase where they retrench a bit”

  • “What makes a real expert is their curiosity. That’s what we’re teaching here.”

  • Dr Kate Chhatwal

    CEO, Challenge Partners and vice chair, Leading Women's Alliance

    “We’re not drawing from the whole pool because of prejudice”

  • Jeremy Hannay

    headteacher, Three Bridges Primary School

    “I knew that a better way was possible.”

  • Ava Sturridge-Packer

    school improvement advisor and DfE recruitment and retention advisor

    “I'm shocked how lucky I've been”