A grand day out?

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Who says Headteachers do not have a glamorous time during the school holidays?

I have had two “grand days out” this week. Firstly I have had the opportunity to attend a seminar and roundtable discussion at Reform in Westminster, a think tank grappling with some significant educational themes. The topic of discussion was “Geography, isolation and the white working class” and the educational challenges linked to this today. In essence I believe that the challenges are complex but worth engaging with. A few thoughts on the way forward…

  1. Schools can set the culture independently of their local community – the atmosphere and culture can be defined as students walk through the gates. It is up to each school to achieve this and engage with the local communities in meaningful way. So it’s not “the end of the pier” that becomes the end of the road when we talk about aspiration even in challenging coastal…

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