• Gerard Garvey

    principal, Newcastle Sixth Form College

    “I’m doing the job I always wanted to do. I can still take it further here”

  • Chris Humphries

    acting president and chair of the board, WorldSkills International

    “I’m doing my very best to make sure that I live up to everyone’s expectations”

  • Christine Ricketts

    Principal, Brooklands College

    “We’ve got all this noise going on with finances, but the students come first”

  • Kirstie Donnelly

    CEO, City and Guilds

    “The things we’re talking about in a COVID context are the things we have had to tackle anyway”

  • Chris Webb

    Principal, Bradford College

    “By 2024, I want Bradford to be recognised as one of the best colleges in the country”

  • John Clarke

    Principal, Southport College

    “Someone, somewhere, has to simplify the regulation in FE”

  • Simon Cook

    Principal, MidKent College

    “This organisation is under my skin, and this has become more than just a job”

  • Gillian Keegan

    Apprenticeships and skills minister

    “As my mother said, ‘the Conservative vote left when you left home’”

  • Ruth Spellman

    Former chief executive, Workers' Educational Association

    “I always thought loyalty to the WEA in parliament would see us through”

  • Emma Hardy

    Shadow FE and HE minister

    “You as an individual have a legal right to learn”

  • Professor Kevin Orr

    Professor of work and learning and associate dean, University of Huddersfield

    “Too often, reform has overlooked teachers in education”