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

Taking the @HeadsRoundTable Message Out by @BarlowCaroline #HTRTAGP

When the opportunity came up to address the Liberal Democrat Conference, representing the Headteachers’ Roundtable on my doorstep, it was an experience that I couldn’t turn down. To offer perspective on the debate direct from the chalk face. Continue reading

A Room Full of Positive People Can Make A Difference #HTRT2016

There’s a lot you can achieve when a large group of positive people come together.  Headteachers from across the United Kingdom who have met to discuss the progression of an alternative education white paper have urged the Government to make the recruitment and retention of teachers its number one priority. Continue reading