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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…

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Nicky Phillips
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Effat Rahimi-Kaloujeh, SIMS inclusion manager, Westminster Academy

When staff at Westminster Academy greet Effat Rahimi-Kaloujeh, there is clear admiration and respect in their voices. It is…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Ross McGill, deputy head, Quintin Kynaston Community Academy

Ross McGill, blogger, Twitter fiend and a deputy head, Quintin Kynaston Community Academy, north London Wearing a long black…

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Nicky Phillips
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Jo-Anne Baird, director, Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment

If you can’t find Jo-Anne Baird in one of the University of Oxford’s historic buildings, you will probably find…

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Nicky Phillips
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Lynn Greenwold, chief executive, Patoss

Lynn Greenwold’s home is a testament to her rich and varied life and career. We are in her kitchen…

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Nicky Phillips


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David Weston, chief executive, Teacher Development Trust

It’s been half an hour and David Weston has yet to pause for breath. He’s covered the first 30…

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Nicky Phillips
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Amanda Spielman, chair, Ofqual

Somewhere in a parallel universe Amanda Spielman is knitting in an important meeting. Clacking needles helps with concentration, says…

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Nicky Phillips
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Laura Henry, managing director, Laura Henry Consultancy

Laura Henry’s enthusiasm and energy for early years’ education is undimmed after more than 25 years in the sector….

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Nicky Phillips
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Sue Williamson, chief executive, SSAT

Sue Williamson smiles when she says that her late father would be “appalled” that she’s an Arsenal fan. Her…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Tim Brighouse, former schools commissioner for London

The longer you talk about a problem in education, the more likely you tend towards the solution “clone Tim…

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Nicky Phillips
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Chloe Shaw, teacher, Archbishop Lanfranc Academy

When Chloe Shaw goes to friends for dinner, they like to hide the spoons. As one-sixth of the cast…

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Nicky Phillips

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