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Liz Sproat, head of Google education for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Liz Sproat is a woman on message. The Google executive believes skills such as communication, collaboration and creativity will…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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David McQueen, speaker, executive coach and facilitator

It is the morning of the general election and I’m in Radlett, Hertfordshire to meet David McQueen. McQueen, who…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Kate Dethridge, primary head and national leader of education

Kate Dethridge became a dame at the start of this year – but she was nearly the last person…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Lynda Clapham, headteacher, Sidney Stringer Academy

When it comes to promoting reading, Lynda Clapham uses a “reverse psychology” strategy that nearly always works. She combines…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Dylan Wiliam, emeritus professor of educational assessment, Institute of Education

Dylan Wiliam looks like a cross between a wizard and a rockstar: domed head, greying beard, twinkling eyes and…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Peter Campling, education consultant, playwright and former head

Former secondary head Peter Campling has been watching the first rehearsal for his latest play. It concerns a vexing…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


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David Blunkett, MP and former education secretary

Boxes are stacked around the wood-panelled office. Folders top the piles. A framed portrait is propped against the wall. A…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Vic Goddard, head, Passmores Academy

Why did Vic Goddard let Channel 4 unleash 60 cameras and 22 microphones into Passmores Academy for seven weeks in…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Oremi Evans, headteacher, the Brookfield School

The only person at Brookfield who doesn’t seem to believe that the special school’s head is now a dame…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Henry Stewart, co-founder, Local Schools Network

There’s a lot of laughter during my time with Henry Stewart. It starts when he changes his bright orange…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Rebecca Allen, director, Education Datalab

Peer out of the window of Becky Allen’s office and you can see into the expansive gardens of Buckingham…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Jon Coles, group chief executive, United Learning Trust

Jon Coles is trying to walk in a straight line across a hill. He needs to get from one…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

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