• “Barriers between us and children’s services have come down”

  • Dan Morrow

    CEO, Woodland Academy Trust

    “Sometimes in education you just need to know your community”

  • Natasha Ullah

    headteacher, Magna Academy

    “You can’t ignore the statistics. For people from disadvantaged backgrounds, it’s more difficult to succeed.”

  • 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”

  • The Horsham Schools Partnership

    The partnership that's an alternative to the MAT model

    “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.”