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Lord Storey CBE, Liberal Democrat Lords principal education spokesperson

Mike Storey is no stranger to power, or education. The Liberal Democrat peer has run two schools, led Liverpool…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Joyce Matthews, author and leadership development specialist

What will Joyce Matthews do next? The school leadership development specialist and samba player is thinking about her next…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Steve Lancashire, chief executive, REAch2

Steve Lancashire is the first person I’ve met who’s wanted to be a headteacher from his school days. As chief…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Natasha Tiwari, founder, Elevare London

The Christmas lights are off in London’s corporate quarter, but at least one person is home. Natasha Tiwari, the…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Joan McVittie, retired headteacher, Woodside High School

Dame Joan McVittie has already saved me twice by the time we are in her tiny car and zipping…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Roy Perry, chair, Local Government Association

History may have been the school subject Roy Perry enjoyed the most. But the new chair of the Local…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


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Chris Tweedale, chief executive, CfBT Schools Trust

It is raining heavily outside Abacus Belsize Primary, a chalet-like wooden structure hidden among a series of houses accessible…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Graham Stuart, former chair of the education select committee

Graham Stuart’s continued interest in education is glaringly obvious. Tucked away in the corner of a whiteboard on his…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Julian Thomas, master, Wellington College

The previous master of Wellington College, Anthony Seldon, was known for talking about “happiness — a lot. Julian Thomas,…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Julie Overend, teacher, Nottingham Children’s Hospital School

It’s a surprisingly sunny autumn day when Julie Overend shows me the outside play and learning area at Nottingham…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Louise Haigh, shadow digital minister

Most Labour MPs don’t go out of their way to draw attention to their private education, but Louise Haigh…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Doug Lemov, author and managing director of Uncommon Schools

Doug Lemov had a “pretty miserable” time in his early teens. “I was kind of the ugly duckling. To…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

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