Including posts published previously on www.andrewmorrish.wordpress.com

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An open letter to Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, urging him to act. His legacy lies not so much in his ability to fund schools, but in convincing his government to address the spiraling cost-of-living crisis. He must act now.

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Later this year my new book from Bloomsbury is published. It's called The Authentic Leader and will help you take back control of your agenda so that your core purpose drives all that you do.

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In this post, Andrew Morrish reviews The Emotionally Intelligent Leader, the new book by Niomi Clyde-Roberts. It's a must-read for all new teachers and aspiring leaders.

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The current Ofsted inspection framework is no longer fit-for-purpose and should be legally challenged. Schools should not be judged. In this post, we explain why.

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Appraisal is not all about measuring everything that you do. It's more nuanced than that. It's about professional growth and development. Here are five ways how.

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As headteachers, we must learn to focus only on the important stuff. In this post, we suggest that nothing is more important than trust. The public also agree and as a profession we should be proud of all that we have achieved.

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In September 2021 we launch Different Doors, our Trauma-Informed Leadership Programme. Led by consultant headteacher Siobhan Collingwood, Different Doors puts mental health and wellbeing at the heart of all that you do. In this post Siobhan makes the case for why the old ways no longer open new doors and that schools need to be ready to be better.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?'