Joint Letter to Amanda Spielman from HTRT & WorthLess?

Dear Ms Spielman,

Many headteachers believe that our education system stands at a crossroads.  School leaders face huge challenges in relation to teacher supply, school funding and designing and delivering a curricular and pastoral provision that meets the complex and diverse needs of the schools, families and children that we serve. Continue reading


Opening Statement for HTRT Summit 2019

Welcome to the HTRT Summit 2019; we are living in interesting times.  Standing on the edge of the 2020s, looking a decade as yet untouched, we need to bring a deep sense of hope, optimism and belief to our work.  The 2020s must become the best of times for the increasing number of children and young people who will be in our schools.  Continue reading

It’s Time to Tell Ofsted What You Think

We believe it is important that, as a profession, we make an informed and balanced response to the draft Inspection Framework and Handbook documents.  We are aware of the heavy workload colleagues are carrying hence this summary; you may wish to use a number of the points below, edited as appropriate, in your reply.  Continue reading

Response to Ofsted’s Draft Education Inspection Framework

The following Executive Summary has been produced by Headteachers Roundtable in Response to Ofsted Draft Education Inspection Framework.  We’re interested in people’s thoughts which can be sent to; we’ll read them all but it is unlikely we will be able to respond (apologies in advance).     Continue reading

“SNOW” by Keziah Featherstone (@keziah70; Blog 17 2018-19)

I love snow; it is my favourite type of precipitation. I rarely feel as peaceful as when crunching through piles of the stuff, tinglingly cold and somehow quietening the world. Even though the itinerary was stupidly rushed, I’ve spent three nights of my half term break in Iceland, gobbling up the snowy lava fields and glaciers. Beautifully refreshing. Continue reading