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Ros McMullen, chief executive, LEAF

Sitting across from Ros McMullen, it is hard to imagine the headteacher of one of the most successful turnaround…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Tristram Hunt, shadow education secretary

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt is so tall he has to fold himself like an envelope when crawling into…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Debra Kidd, author and former teacher

I meet Debra Kidd, outspoken author and former teacher, in a café off a bustling main road in Manchester’s…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Frank Green, national schools commissioner, DfE

Frank Green’s name is half-prophetic. Within seconds of entering a small office in the Department for Education, he is…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Mark Baker, president, ATL

The Rossendale hills near Mark Baker’s home look like the backdrop to Postman Pat. A small café among them…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Dame Rachel de Souza, CEO, Inspiration Trust

Dame Rachel de Souza is about to drive the wrong way down a one-way street. She is determined to…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


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Andrew Adonis, Labour peer and former schools minister

Andrew Adonis looks into the distance and chews carefully. He’s pondering a question about his childhood, a topic that…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Mark Dawe, chief executive, OCR

A former principal, chartered accountant and civil servant who pioneered online procurement for colleges and the Skills4Life initiative, Mark…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford

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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