Winner of the Global Teacher Prize
Full of boundless energy, Andria is determined to use her new platform to improve arts education in schools. She has launched Artists in Residence, a scheme to bring artists into schools to act as mentors, and continues to work as a teacher in Brent. Despite being in demand as an international speaker and education expert, she wants to spend as much time as possible in the classroom teaching art and inspiring pupils.
Ofsted Chief Inspector
Has the power to determine the future of schools by branding them “failing” or “outstanding”.
Chair of Pan London Admissions Board
She has the unenviable task of ensuring all London children get a school place by the start of each school year.
Chief executive of Girls’ Day School Trust
Left a high-flying job in marketing to run the private girls’ school organisation, determined to defend single-sex education.
Chair of Sutton Trust
Made his money in private equity, now dedicated to closing the education gap between rich and poor children.
Head of the Centre for Education and Employment Research, University of Buckingham.
A walking encyclopedia of facts about education, his analysis of trends and exam results is invaluable.
Ofsted’s London director
A former headmaster, he has spoken out about extremism in schools and knife crime.
Chief executive, Harris Federation
Ultimately in charge of 37 academies across the capital in challenging areas, which were previously struggling or failing.
Founder of Edukit
Has developed online tools to help schools find learning support, particularly for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.