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Civil servants spend too much time in a room with other civil servants

After four years in the job, Jonathan Slater was unceremoniously sacked as permanent secretary of the Department for Education….

Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Ndidi Okezie

Ndidi Okezie has done that rare thing and crossed the divide between teaching and youth work. Always the problem-solver, she’s…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Peps Mccrea

Peps Mccrea is ‘obsessed with the mechanics of teaching’. Here he explains why he wants to take the mystery…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

The Interview: Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor, the former chair of Ofqual, has spent much of his life thinking and writing about transparency and…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Caron Johnson

Caron Johnson arrived to change alternative provision, and it changed her. After taking her school straight to ‘outstanding’, she…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing…Marcus Shepherd

Marcus Shepherd fell in love with teaching by accident and was a principal at just 27. He tells Jess…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg


Features

Interview: Julian Drinkall

Julian Drinkall took on the biggest trust turnaround job going. Here he talks about constraints, innovation, bravery – and…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Daisy Cooper

Solving special educational needs provision and scrapping SATs are just a few policies firmly in the sights of ambitious…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

‘You have to not look like you’re giving up’

Jess Staufenberg talks to the trust boss the government threatened to sue, who values autonomy and wellbeing for her…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Profile: Keith Hollins, CEO, Staffordshire University Academies Trust

JL Dutaut meets a CEO who was a trailblazer for school cooperation and could be leading the way towards…

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut
Features

Introducing… Sarah Lewis

The Department for Education’s former director of schools was in the hot seat during the free school meals voucher…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Dame Rachel de Souza, children’s commissioner

Almost seven years after Schools Week first profiled Rachel de Souza, we return to find out what she wants…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg

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Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger