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Wes Streeting, CEO, Helena Kennedy Foundation
Wes Streeting, CEO, Helena Kennedy Foundation
As a “geeky, gobby” free school meals kid with naff trainers, the young Wes Streeting was never going to win any popularity contests. But, he reckons, it was...
Dan Taubman, senior national education official, University and Colleges Union
Dan Taubman, senior national education official, University and Colleges Union
The best career decision Dan Taubman ever made, was “not becoming a principal.”  When the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA) was abolished, where he had worked in adult...
Frank McLoughlin, principal, City and Islington College
Frank McLoughlin, principal, City and Islington College
By his own admission, Frank McLoughlin wasn’t a particularly academic child. “I can remember this old nun putting her hand on my head and saying to my mum...
Dame Ruth Silver, chair, Learning and Skills Improvement Service
Dame Ruth Silver, chair, Learning and Skills Improvement Service
 “I told them to get lost a thousand times,” says Dame Ruth Silver, of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) of which she is now chair. Having...
Toni Fazaeli, CEO, Institute for Learning
Toni Fazaeli, CEO, Institute for Learning
Friday has become Toni Fazaeli’s least favourite day of the week. Before boarding the train into London – where she commutes to the office from Leicester each day...
Shane Chowen, vice president, NUS
Shane Chowen, vice president, NUS
He has been pelted with eggs at a rally, escorted away from violent crowds by the police, but as he comes to the end of his stint as...

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