2 April 2018
This year’s Fred & Anne Jarvis Award has been given to journalist and independent blogger Warwick Mansell.
Warwick’s career as a journalist began in the mid-90s. He rapidly became an education specialist, and his work has regularly appeared in the pages of theGuardian, the Observer and the Times Educational Supplement. His education diary for the Guardian between 2012-17 was a must-read. More recently he has launched the website Education Uncovered, continuing his commitment to in-depth reporting about the changing educational landscape.
Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the NUT section of the National Education Union, said:
“Warwick Mansell is a familiar name to anyone who seriously follows UK education and the politics around it. He has been an assiduous investigator of the growth in academies and free schools – particularly the shortcomings of transparency and governance, mis-use of public money, and the blind eye that is too often given by the Department for Education to failure. The Fred & Anne Jarvis Award particularly recognises his recent reporting on the catastrophic behaviours of Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) and Bright Tribe Multi-Academy Trust. It is in part thanks to Warwick’s persistence that both cases became major and symbolic news stories.”