‘For the first time, Tes is recognising the 10 most influential figures in education in 2017. The list includes union leaders who helped make school funding a top election issue, the leader of Britain’s “strictest school”, the chief inspector who is transforming perceptions of Ofsted, and a grassroots campaign to improve the ethnic and gender balance of education leaders. But there can only be one Tes Person of the Year, and the inaugural winner is Russell Hobby, chief executive of Teach First. The former general secretary of the NAHT headteachers' union, helped to secure a better deal on primary assessment for NAHT members.’ You can read the full list of influential figures in education in 2017: https://www.tes.com/news/school-new...ed-10-most-influential-figures-education-2017 Do you think those who made the shortlist deserve the accolade? Who do you think is a worthy candidate and should have been included in the list? Who should take the top accolade as the most influential figure in education? Who do you think has failed to make the grade when it comes to improving standards, working conditions, school life, mental health etc in education?