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James Townsend, director, CofE Foundation for Educational Leadership

James Townsend is the very model of a modern religious millennial. White, male, under-30, posh-sounding with a fancy job…

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Angela Rayner, shadow education secretary

Angela Rayner has a constituent named Dave who calls her “Boudicca” in his emails. “It’s because I’m fiery and…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Andrew Sabisky, political forecaster

In a week in which two shadow education secretaries resigned, the incumbent secretary angled to run the country, and…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Tony Sewell, chief executive, Generating Genius

It’s a brave man who takes on Owen Jones in front of a young audience. Jones, author of Chavs…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Emma Breckenridge, headteacher, Kingfisher Hall and Enfield Heights

In the first months of 1985, EastEnders started, Gorbachev was elected, and Band Aid spent five weeks at No…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Dame Sally Coates, director of academies south, United Learning

Before meeting Sally Coates, former superhead and author of Headstrong, I check my shoes. The fable is that she…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


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Centre for High Performance: The faces behind school gaming research

Last month the Centre for High Performance – a company created by two academics – received more than 20,000…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Jon Yates, strategy director, the Challenge

Jon Yates is slender, ginger and no longer in a meeting that he should be in. He is on…

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

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Tom Belger
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