Profiles

Mark Martin, Computer science lead, South Bank Engineering UTC
Mark Martin, Computer science lead, South Bank Engineering UTC
Mark Martin is standing at Silicon Roundabout in London, the location of choice for so many of the capital’s education start-ups. It’s also a good metaphor for the...
Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, Joint general secretaries of the National Education Union
Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, Joint general secretaries of the National Education Union
As I mount the steps to the National Education Union’s London headquarters, I can’t help feeling disappointment that the joint general secretaries turned down the idea of a...
Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang, founder, Lighthouse
Emmanuel Akpan-Inwang, founder, Lighthouse
Looked-after children have poor educational outcomes. Only one in seven achieve five GCSEs at A*-C – compared with one in two who are not looked after – and...
Sue Jay, Head of creative arts, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
Sue Jay, Head of creative arts, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
Rain is lashing down outside the drama studio at the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, but inside there’s a cast of storm troopers, a school-uniformed Princess Leia,...
Claudia Harris, CEO, Careers and Enterprise Company
Claudia Harris, CEO, Careers and Enterprise Company
Claudia Harris, the CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company, wants to give young people everywhere the kind of opportunities to network with employers that she was given...
Drew Povey, Executive head, Harrop Fold School
Drew Povey, Executive head, Harrop Fold School
For the first time in the history of Channel 4’s Educating series, the filmmakers have persuaded a school to let the cameras return for a second season. From...
Emma Sheppard, founder, MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher project
Emma Sheppard, founder, MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher project
Emma Sheppard is on a mission to make it easier for parents to stay in teaching – and to move into leadership roles – and one way she...
Robert Halfon, Chair, Education select committee
Robert Halfon, Chair, Education select committee
Robert Halfon, the new chair of the education select committee, campaigned in the corridors of Parliament for the position using leaflets and badges as if he were in...
Natasha Porter, CEO, Unlocked Graduates
Natasha Porter, CEO, Unlocked Graduates
Teach First is spawning. First there was Frontline, which applied the model to social care, and Think Ahead, focusing on mental health. Then came Police Now. The latest...

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