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May 18, 2018

Time to move on from the ‘top down’ or ‘bottom up’ debate: MATs should give serious attention to collaborative standardisation

Accountability and autonomy can be a hot topic for a principal who has moved from being head of a standalone academy to one which is now in a M...

May 15, 2017

The OECD reported recently that test anxiety of UK students is the third highest of 72 countries.

The school leaders I speak to are fully aware that too much pressure can create unhealthy levels of stress in teachers and students alike. On the other hand, there is...

January 3, 2017

It’s mid-afternoon on a freezing November afternoon in Friends Meeting Place near Euston station. A group of 30 or so people are engaged in a passionate discussion.

  • ‘What’s really important is that we challenge the notion that headship is a lonely and isolated role...

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Eric McNulty’s fascinating review of new research into the link between charismatic CEO’s and company performance has interesting resonance in education systems.

As Eric argues, in the business world the link between charisma and performance had already been firmly...

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