Lucy Kellaway was an Associate Editor and management columnist of the FT. For 15 years her weekly Monday column poked fun at management fads and jargon and celebrated the ups and downs of office life.
She is the co-founder of the charity Now Teach.
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This word may be reminiscent of dentistry but speaking skills should be central to education, as Labour’s leader argues
Lucy Kellaway recalls the years Barry Humphries lived with her family and left her unmoved by his prototype alter ego
Rishi Sunak would be better focusing on primary schools than making students study the subject to age 18
On joining the profession I was taught to fear the inspector’s call — it destroys morale and inhibits recruitment to fill shortages
Poor numeracy is a problem, but Rishi Sunak needs to show his workings for compulsory maths until age 18
Six months after relocating from London, the former FT columnist has a new perspective on what really matters
I’m teaching students I don’t know in an unfamiliar school. What could possibly go wrong?
What possessed Lucy Kellaway, a self-confessed ‘caricature Londoner’, to move to northern England?
As her students await their A-level results, Lucy Kellaway reports on what schools are doing to tackle a mental health crisis
Quitting journalism to start again as a 50-something teacher taught the value of timing and being radical
A new ‘sleep experience’ at the historic English hotel promises to ‘re-energize and rejuvenate’ guests
Lucy Kellaway on an unspoken prejudice — and a puzzling discrimination against our future selves
In an age when trading apps have made investment cool, understanding money is more important than ever for school children
Patrick Jenkins, FT deputy editor, introduces the mission of the FT's Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign (Flic)
The former FT journalist was brought up to despise aspiration. Now she considers it a good thing, but it must be proportionate
From Hawaii to the Himalayas, Simon Schama, Lucy Kellaway and other FT writers on the holidays that stayed with them
The former FT journalist writes with warmth and wit, turning her teaching experience into a frank discussion about the role of schools
As the pandemic prompts millions to reconsider their life choices, FT columnist-turned-teacher offers the benefit of her experience
The culture warrior and YouTube philosopher comes across as an earnest preacher in his life-coaching sequel
After a year of Covid disruption, it is time to rethink our attitude to education
Reprimanding miserable employees during lockdown is bound to backfire
The death of the office - and our home-working future - with Lucy Kellaway, Andrew Hill and James Suzman
After a sleepless night, a return to her classroom in an east London comprehensive brings reasons for concern — and delight
In an east London classroom, the realities of racism come sharply into focus
As an FT columnist she skewered office culture — but, she argues, it is something to treasure