• 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”

  • Tulip Siddiq

    shadow children's minister

    “It’s 2021, this is the UK, and children are skipping meals”

  • Eleanor Harrison

    CEO, Impetus

    “Connection from the grassroots speaks to my heart”

  • Richard Gerver

    president, School Libraries Association

    “Libraries can be the absolute heartbeat of a school”

  • Clive Lawrence

    executive headteacher, St Giles School, Derby

    “It’s still unique for special schools to be seen to lead the way. We have to shout a lot”

  • Rachel Hornsey

    Headteacher, Sutton Courtenay Church of England primary school

    “Covid has been much easier than my Carillion nightmare. At least it's a community effort”

  • Ian Livingstone, CBE

    co-founder, Livingstone Academy Bournemouth and trustee, Aspirations Academies Trust

    “A lot of learning is not applied in a way that games allow”

  • Mark Wilson

    chief executive, Wellspring Academy Trust

    “I call it cathedral thinking. Great cathedrals take generations to build and were built to last”

  • In conversation with...

    virtual school heads

    “What family self-identifies as vulnerable?”


    The Regional Education and Children's Teams

    “At first, we were responding to the impact of the pandemic but increasingly our work became proactive”

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