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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…

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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…

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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
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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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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…

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