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Dame Rachel de Souza, children’s commissioner

Almost seven years after Schools Week first profiled Rachel de Souza, we return to find out what she wants…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Profile: Dr Robin Bevan, NEU president and grammar school head

Given newspaper headlines about militant union bosses plotting against ministers’ plans over the past year, it is perhaps surprising…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Features

Introducing… Lisa Mannall

The straight-talking chief executive at Cornwall Education Learning Trust opens up about two years as a regional schools commissioner…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Tulip Siddiq

The shadow children’s minister hails from a political dynasty – and met Mandela and Mother Teresa when she was…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Profile: Eleanor Harrison, CEO, Impetus

Schools Week meets Eleanor Harrison, the new CEO of Impetus, whose approach could well model a whole new way…

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut
Features

Profile: Richard Gerver, School Libraries Association president

His global success began with putting a library at the heart of a school turn-around. Now Richard Gerver is…

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut


Features

Introducing…Clive Lawrence

Into headship before he was 30, Clive Lawrence has taken his special school to ‘world class’ status and an…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Introducing… Rachel Hornsey

The collapse of Carillion left Rachel Hornsey’s primary pupils bewildered amid the rubble of a building site. She explains how the…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

In conversation with… Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone has a unique outlook as a best-selling gaming pioneer. This September, it will be the vision for…

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut
Features

Introducing…Mark Wilson

Meet the philosopher CEO determined to prove that academy trusts can – and should – come up with 100-year…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

In conversation with… virtual school heads

Virtual school heads, Jancis Andrew and Calvin Kipling tell JL Dutaut we need to unpick what we mean by…

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut
Covid

REACT: The team putting the Covid response on a proactive footing

“In an emergency, there is always pressure to react, react, react,” says Ofsted’s national director of social care, Yvette…

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut

Must Read

Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

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

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger