The Headteachers’ Roundtable originated from a roundtable meeting on 12 October 2012 at The Guardian newspaper offices. It grew out of frustration regarding current government educational policy and the Opposition response to it. Its origins and subsequent growth are down to the power of Twitter as a tool for connecting people to try and bring about change where they feel it is needed.
We are a non-party political group that wants to influence national education policymakers so that education policy is centred upon what is best for the learning of all children.
Composition of the Core Group
Dave Whitaker – Executive Principal, Springwell (‘Special’) Community School and Barnsley PRU
John Tomsett – Headteacher, Huntington School, York
Tom Sherrington – Headteacher, King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford
Chris McShane – Principal, Winton Community Academy, Andover
Ros McMullen – Principal, David Young Community Academy, Leeds and CEO Leaf Academy Trust
Vic Goddard – Principal, Passmores Academy, Harlow
Jon Chaloner – Executive Headteacher of GLF Schools; Glyn School & Danetree Junior School, Epsom; Lime Tree Primary School, Reigate
Rob Campbell – Headteacher, Impington Village College, Cambridge
Phil Wood – ITT PGCE tutor, University of Leicester
Ian Gilbert – Educational publisher and writer