The HTRT Education Manifesto

The Headteachers’ Roundtable Education Manifesto will be a set of ideas that we believe represent a coherent agenda for change as we seek to establish a genuinely world-class education system in this country; a system that enables children of all ages and backgrounds to thrive and to succeed.  Our hope is that our manifesto will play some small part in influencing the policy agenda as we move closer to the 2015 General Election.

We have our own ideas but we are determined that the content of our manifesto should reflect the perspectives of a wide cross-section of people working in education.  We are now inviting people to contribute specific proposals using the form below.

The format of each manifesto proposal is a succinct statement (maximum 200 words)  outlining the key features of a policy that could be implemented by the next Government.  We have identified a number of policy headings under which each proposal should be placed.  Some headings will help us to shape the over-arching vision and principles underpinning the manifesto; others relate to specific policy areas. (Please focus on Government policy rather than best-practice recommendations for schools.).

You can submit up to three proposals at once using this form.  If you have more ideas, please refresh the page after you have submitted your first three and add more.

Please take some time to add each proposal separately under the relevant heading.  Please don’t put multiple proposals in one single paragraph as this will make it more difficult to share them afterwards.

The deadline for submissions is April 15th 2014

The final manifesto will be based on the ideas submitted.  At an interim stage, a selection of contender proposals will be published and the final manifesto, published in May,  will be tightly edited so that it genuinely represents a coherent agenda that has a reasonable chance of being implemented.

Thanks in advance for your contributions.

Headteachers’ Roundtable.



9 thoughts on “The HTRT Education Manifesto

  1. teachingbattleground February 9, 2014 at 11:59 am Reply

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

  2. primaryblogger1 February 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Primary Blogging.

  3. bt0558 February 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Be careful. Teaching (education) is starting to look like a profession.

  4. Ann Walker February 9, 2014 at 5:25 pm Reply

    This is an excellent initiative and to be welcomed warmly but there is a distinction between ‘education’ and the school sector, which does not exist in isolation.

    Lifelong learning is essential if children and young people are going to grow up in a culture where education and attainment are valued and where schools’ work is supported by communities rather than simply being held accountable for children’s progress regardless of their circumstances and the influences on them outside school hours.

    There are links to the Independent Inquiry into Family Learning and the Family Learning Works report at,

    Thank you for the opportunity to contribute views.

    Look forward to the Manifesto, based on your informed professional experience and knowledge.

  5. […] big vision will come from our Education Manifesto.  We’ve launched an open process (via this HTRT Manifesto site) that will allow anyone to contribute ideas for policies that the next Government could implement […]

  6. Paul Stockley February 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm Reply

    A huge thanks to the Round Table group for all their excellent work. Meeting with Mr Gove and Mr Wilshaw and having a positive discussion was an enormous achievement. Well done.

  7. […] conclude, we received a firm commitment from the Secretary of State to engage with the HTRT Education Manifesto  when it is published in May.  That is an incentive to all readers to put forward clear policy […]

  8. […] the process outlined earlier this year, we received over 50 responses from different people making suggestions for policies and for some […]

  9. […] the process outlined earlier this year, we received over 50 responses from different people making suggestions for policies and for some […]

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