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Becky Francis, director, Institute of Education

When Becky Francis was announced as the new director of the UCL Institute of Education, the largest education research…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Toby Young, founder and CEO, West London free school

It is 5.30am on the day I am meeting Toby Young, the gonzo journalist turned right-wing columnist turned free…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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John Tomsett, headteacher, Huntington School

Each week since 2012 John Tomsett has typed a missive beginning with the sentence: “I have been a teacher…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Christine Bayliss, interim chief executive, Prima Learning Trust

In Sepember 13, 2014, the first edition of Schools Week burst on to the scene with a front-page story…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Stephen Morales, chief executive, NASBM

As a sportsman and former national league basketball champion, Stephen Morales wants to know where everyone on the court…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Kathy Kirkham, chief operating officer, Bright Tribe

Kathy Kirkham is the model of a no-fuss multi-academy trust leader. She’s open and direct, addressing each question thoughtfully…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


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Nick Timothy, director, New Schools Network

People who run the New Schools Network (NSN) tend to move on to bigger, brighter, bluer things. Its first…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Sharon Hodgson, shadow children’s minister

Sitting in her parliamentary office more than ten years after first becoming an MP, what would Sharon Hodgson tell…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Glenys Stacey, chief regulator, Ofqual

It is five years since Glenys Stacey, lawyer-turned-serial-regulator, took the helm as England’s first ‘chief exams regulator’ and she…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Fiona Ritson, English teacher, King Edward VII Academy

English teacher Fiona Ritson is the sort of person you can rely on in an emergency. The batteries on…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Brian Lightman, former general secretary, ASCL

Two weeks ago, just before an education debate in a small room near Westminster, a murmur whipped round the…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Angie Browne, principal, Steiner Academy Bristol

Steiner schools have a somewhat controversial reputation. Based on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian occultist who died…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

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