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Profile: John Roberts, chief executive, Edapt

John Roberts’s Instagram feed is enough to make the average person sick. Not only does the 32-year-old spend what…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Mike Kane, MP, Shadow schools minister

It’s Holocaust Memorial Day and parliament’s Central Lobby is bustling with school groups and easily recognised faces. Mike Kane,…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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John Murphy, CEO, Oasis Community Learning

John Murphy, weight 16½ stone, chief of a multi-academy trust founded by a Baptist minister, can karate kick a…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Alison Peacock, CEO, Chartered College of Teaching

According to documents squirrelled away on the Charities Commission website, the new (and not uncontroversial) Chartered College of Teaching…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Steve Taylor, executive headteacher, Robin Hood primary academy

On an unremarkable road in Hall Green, on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre, sits a small brick hut…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Sir David Carter, National Schools Commissioner

It’s been an 11-month wait for an interview with David Carter, the lead kingmaker in the new world of…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney


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Sarah Wild, headteacher, Limpsfield Grange School

Sarah Wild does not want to be known as the crazy lady with the goats. So let me put…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Lucy Crehan, author of Cleverlands

Over the next fortnight, education geeks will be wetting themselves with excitement as the results from this year’s World…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Lucy Kellaway, co-founder, Now Teach

It is a cliché of modern times that awful education policies are followed by a plethora of so-called “open…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Louise Holmes, founder, EdCentral

It is the small moments in schools that turn a child’s life. A kind word, the winning of a…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Tuesday Humby, principal, Ormiston Chadwick academy

Never in a month of Tuesdays did I think Bankfield, a comprehensive in my home town and well-known as…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Nicky Morgan, former education secretary

Every education secretary has a story of the day they were appointed. Estelle Morris forgot to take photo-ready shoes….

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney

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

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Tom Belger
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