Sir William Atkinson (born 9 April 1950) is a head teacher who 'turned around' Phoenix High School, a secondary school near White City, London, White City. He also contributed to Channel 4's ''The Unteachables'', and was the inspiration behind Lenny Henry's character in the 1999 BBC TV series ''Hope and Glory (TV series), Hope and Glory''. He is a graduate of King's College London (MA, 1980) he also helped students with their lives.


1950 births Living people Alumni of King's College London Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London Schoolteachers from London Knights Bachelor {{UK-academic-bio-stub