“Stop Boiling the Frog” by @duncanspalding

Lifeworld and systemworld.

The following blog is taken from the work that I recently did for my MEd course. In researching values driven leadership in English co-operative secondary schools, I explored ethical leadership and school culture in some detail. In doing so I came across the work of Thomas Sergiovanni and in particular his thinking about the elements that go together to help create school culture and ethos. Continue reading


Sufficient and Fair Funding for Every School #stillnotlistening

Apparently, schools have never had it so good.  There’s more money than ever before and record numbers of teachers are available to work in our schools. This view from Government and the Department for Education lacks credibility and for many schools and their head teachers, our experience is very different.  Continue reading

“We Need You” by @keziah70

It’s not often that I agree with Vic Goddard, but being a Headteacher really is the best job in the world. Continue reading

As the Funding Crisis Deepens

As the funding crisis deepens for schools across the country we have submitted written evidence to one of the Education Select Committee’s inquiries on funding.  We will be meeting with members of the committee on the 5th June to press this among other issues.  We will hopefully also be called to give oral evidence as well. Continue reading

Time to Radically Reform Ofsted

On Wednesday 28 March 2018 a conference held in the UCL Institute of Education, University College London titled, RADICAL IDEAS TO TRANSFORM OFSTED.  By all accounts it was a barnstorming affair. Continue reading