Talking Heads #13

At GKP we are always on the lookout for the head teachers hitting the headlines. These are the stories from the last four weeks that really caught our eye.

Education PR

10. Andy Byers, head of Framwellgate School (Durham), blaming current political leaders as responsible for the bullying crisis in schools

9. Sally-Anne Huang, currently head of JAGs but soon to be the first female head at St Paul’s, on increasing bursaries

8. David James, deputy head of Bryanston School (Dorset), saying independent schools cannot be held responsible for “everything that is terrible nowadays”

7. Yvonne Williams, head of English at Portsmouth High School for Girls, on improving teacher workload and disillusionment

6. Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, head of Anderton Park Primary (Birmingham), calling out the education secretary for not going far enough to defend LGBT teaching and stopping the demonstrations

5. Peter Green, head of Rugby School (Warwickshire), writing to The Times arguing his independent school “fills the void” left by governments selling off state schools’ playing fields, arts provision and more

4. Cliff Canning, head of Hampshire Collegiate School, on what role schools should play in character education

3. David James, again, on watching how increased pensions contributions for teachers plays out in the private sector, and what this means when applied to schools

2. Andrew Halls, head of Kings College (Wimbledon), defending the calls to reform private schools, pointing instead to problems across the state sector

1. Bushra Nasir, head of Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust and the country’s first female Muslim secondary school head, reflecting on a notable career


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