Assessment and Visiting the Education Select Committee

The Headteachers’ Rountable is delighted to have been invited to provide oral evidence to the Education Select Committee on the 14th December 2016.  Thanks to Sally. Binks and Stephen for co-authoring our submission.  The Executive Summary is below and a copy of the full presentation available at the bottom. Continue reading

Why Are Our Pupils Worth Less?

We all know there is a looming educational funding crisis but the situation in West Sussex is critical. We are the worst funded County Council in the country and come 151st out of 154 authorities in the national per pupil funding league table (Poole, Wokingham and South Gloucestershire are lower but are not counties). Continue reading

It’s Not All About the Money #HTRTAGP

I took up headship a year ago.  At Open Evening I happily tell parents I believe it is the best job in the world. I’ve learnt a lot in a year but am acutely aware I have much left to learn. I was recently interviewed for a publication showing how schools were responding to the funding crisis. Continue reading

What Cost the Hidden Children?

Independent schools are often associated with the middle classes and the privileged. When we imagine these schools we think of Eton and Harrow, of the gentry, and the rich and famous. We often imagine the oak lined libraries and the tail-coat uniforms. Continue reading

Headteachers Launch Their Own Green Paper #HTRTAGP

Concerns that recent Government papers on education fail to address key issues facing schools has led to a group of Headteachers producing their own policy paper.  The Alternative Green Paper, Schools that Enable All to Thrive and Flourish, published in Schools Week today, consists of a range of proposals aimed at ensuring every child has a great education. Continue reading