Profiles

All Profiles

Features

Caroline Wright, Director general, British Educational Suppliers’ Association

The British Educational Suppliers’ Association that she heads up is just round the corner, on the dingier side of…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

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…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

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…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

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…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

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…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Features

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…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter


Features

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…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Emma Sheppard, founder, MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher project

Emma Sheppard is on a mission to make it easier for parents to stay in teaching – and to…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

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…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
Features

Natasha Porter, CEO, Unlocked Graduates

Teach First is spawning. First there was Frontline, which applied the model to social care, and Think Ahead, focusing…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Jan Dubiel, Head of national and international development, Early Excellence

Specialist early-years training company Early Excellence was famously shafted by the Department for Education in November, in the latest…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Helena Marsh, executive principal, Chilford Hundred Education Trust

Helena Marsh is scouring the SSAT conference programme looking for a suitable interview time. She’s one of the opening…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney

Must Read

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