• Toby Perkins

    Shadow minister for apprenticeships and lifelong learning

    “I'm more of a doer and talker, than a reader and studier”

  • John Laramy

    principal and CEO, Exeter College

    “You can't build a system where the plumbing teacher is paid less than the plumber”

  • Lisa O'loughlin

    Principal, The Manchester College

    “Manchester is fantastic at collaborating to improve outcomes”

  • Mark Dawe

    CEO, The Skills Network

    “I have a view on how I can stay on in a role. If not, I move on”

  • Kate Green

    Shadow education secretary

    “I don't like stupid policy, so I got annoyed and started asking questions”

  • Tina Götschi

    Principal, Ada National College for Digital Skills

    “I had a real wakeup call about elitist attitudes”

  • Jenna Wrathall Bailey

    high-performance skills coach, WorldSkills UK

    “Aspirations grow only because you can see what's open to you ”

  • Carol Thomas

    CEO and principal, Coventry College

    “There are massive leaps and bounds to take and that’s what I thrive on”

  • Victoria Copp-Crawley

    principal, Ashford College, East Kent Group

    “When I became a sports teacher in Hastings, I thought I’d conquered the world”

  • Nav Chohan

    principal, Shipley College, West Yorkshire

    “To be fairly confident about the future, that's not a bad place to be”

  • Samantha Knowlton

    principal, Oxfordshire UTC

    “UTCs provide an education with purpose”