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Emma Knights, chief executive, National Governors’ Association

Emma Knights is a sharp operator who believes organisations are “collectively wiser than one individual”. And when you meet…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Nick Gibb, schools minister, DfE

Nick Gibb has three large maps taped to the walls of his Department for Education office. They show regional…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Lucy Powell, shadow education secretary

For someone who by her own admission “hardly knows” Jeremy Corbyn, you can imagine Lucy Powell’s surprise when she…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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David Didau, consultant, blogger and tweeter

David Didau doesn’t think teachers should be quiet in the classroom. In fact he hates the idea that teachers shouldn’t…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Sir Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector, Ofsted

Sir Michael Wilshaw has just revealed that his favourite childhood toy was a silver gun, and his favourite film…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Neil Carmichael, Conservative MP for Stroud

It is the day after the new education select committee members have been confirmed. It is now an almost…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


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Mike Cladingbowl, former national director for schools, Ofsted

Mike Cladingbowl is an imposing figure with a real “headteacher vibe” – although he’s just six months into his…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Rajbir Hazelwood, programme officer, the Brilliant Club

Rajbir Hazelwood is like a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day, guaranteed to perk you up. On the…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Carol Dweck, professor of psychology, Stanford University

Carol Dweck floats like a butterfly but her intellect stings like a bee. Gliding into the reception of the…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Simon Knight, deputy head, Frank Wise School

Simon Knight smiles when he tells of the one question he is often asked about his work: “Often the…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Sam Gyimah, junior minister for childcare and education, DfE

Sam Gyimah has just moved into David Laws’ office in the Department for Education’s Sanctuary buildings – a fact…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Tim Oates, group director of assessment research and development, Cambridge Assessment

For Tim Oates, a school is not just a school. “It’s not that simple”, insists the research director. “They…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

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