Category Archives: HTRT Summit

Accountability that Enables All Schools to Thrive and Flourish – HTRT Summit 2018

As a teacher, I have always been held to account for my performance – from my competency as a PGCE student, to how well my classes performed.  As a head of department I was happy to account for how my subjects performed; if we did well we supported others and when we underperformed we were supported.  It seemed rational and humane, robust and necessary. Continue reading

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Ideas to Solve the Recruitment Crisis

Stephen Tierney, Chair of Headteachers’ Roundtable, opened this year’s HTRT summit with a poignant quotation from Desmond Tutu: “There comes a point when we need to stop just pulling people out of the river, we need to go upstream and find out why they are falling in”. Continue reading

Fishing in a Small Pool with Sharp Elbows and a Lack of Bait #Recruitment

I was recently asked to contribute to a TES feature about appointing teachers in the current recruitment climate. I commented that it was less like fishing in a talent pool and more akin to trawling a depleted puddle, minus bait and amongst others with sharp elbows. This inspired alternative titles for mine and Vic Goddard’s recruitment workshop at the recent HTRT Summit. Continue reading