One of the privileges of working closely with headteachers this term has been to see close up how determined they are when it comes to doing the right things. Here are five.
Sixty-one years ago, this week, four young men walked into a store in the United States and changed the course of history. They had decided to stand up for what was right, by sitting down. It was a defining moment in the struggle for social justice and civil rights.
Trust, motivation, and hope are all key ingredients of a successful culture if schools are going to continue to rise to the challenges of Covid. In this, our final post of 2020, I explain why.
Sometimes its good to stand still. Especially at the moment with all the chaos that is going on. In this post, we encourage school leaders to have the confidence to drop the anchor in order to take stock.
Part-tribute to Sir Ken Robinson, and part-reflective, in this post we consider the answer to the question 'How do you grow a school's culture?'
Despite the emerging impact of coronavirus, CEOs have continued to model to the world how to lead in a crisis. As schools re-open, there are a number of challenges CEOs need to face. This post suggests four.
With child poverty at record highs, if schools really are serious about transforming the life chances of young people then they need to unlock social capital. In this blog, we unpack the different types of ‘capital’ and the challenges schools face.
Ubuntu means 'humanity' in Xhosa, something the world so desperately needs following the tragic death of George Floyd. Here we meet, Makana, a real-life Xhosa leader who inspired many others to stand up against apartheid. His legend lives on in the fight against racism.
There is little doubt that we are living and leading in extraordinary times. As the title of this post suggests, it may feel as if we are crossing the unknown sea. As schools re-open following the lockdown, this post encourages brave leaders to stick to their beliefs and do the right thing.
The real-life story of Makana (pronounced McCarner) spans several hundred years. Its impact on world history and the freedom of a nation is immeasurable. Meaning ‘gift’ in Swahili, Makana’s legacy to the world is one that must never be forgotten.
Taken from a session at the recent ASCL National conference at the ICC in Birmingham, in this post I attempt to identify the golden thread that runs throughout ‘connected leadership’, the theme of the conference.
Earlier this month I was invited to attend a consultation session with Sean Harford, Ofsted’s Director of Education, on behalf of Arts Council England. In this post I explain why – for now – I’m prepared to give Ofsted the benefit of the doubt.