Profiles

All Profiles

Features

Profile: Simon Connell

Simon Connell, the new chief executive of the Baker Dearing Trust, is on a mission to change perceptions of…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Features

Profile: Rachel Wolf

Rachel Wolf was backpacking around Mexico in 2006 when a job as a researcher for then-shadow higher education minister…

John Dickens
John Dickens
Features

Trading places: how a trust broke down barriers

Two headteachers and a director of school improvement in Nottinghamshire have swapped roles for two years. It’s a move…

Evie Hayes
Evie Hayes
Features

Amarjit Cheema, chief executive of the Perry Hall Multi-Academy Trust

Amarjit Cheema is not a “top down” academy boss who believes in dictating how her schools or communities should…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

A look inside the only grade 1 UTC

If Lord Kenneth Baker could take a blueprint for the beleaguered university technical college (UTC) and multiply it across…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

St Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Middlesbrough

Zahida Hammond, headteacher at St Peter’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, an 11-16 school in Middlesbrough, looks bewildered when I tell…

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg


Features

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, headteacher, Anderton Park primary school, Birmingham

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson’s desk in Anderton Park primary is strewn with cards from well-wishers across the world. A bunch of…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Features

Luke Sibieta, director, Sibieta Economics of Education

One figure has been bandied about more than most in the school funding debate of the past couple of…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features, Politics

Interview: Robert Halfon, chair of the education select committee

When I ask Robert Halfon, the chair of the education committee, to name the witness that has affected him…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features, News

The Policy Debate

Who should make policy, politicians or educationists? We invited Jonathan Simons, director at Public First, and Amanda Goodall, senior…

John Dickens
John Dickens
Features

Martyn Oliver, chief executive of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust

OGAT, saviour of many schools in the north, can’t seem to shake criticism of its strict behaviour sanctions and…

John Dickens
John Dickens
Features

Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle

Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle Emma Hardy may be a relative newbie in Parliament, but she’s…

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter

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