In June 2016 (when this article was first written) several school leaders, experienced and new, commented to let us know how useful they'd found this article in preparing for the year ahead. In light of this, I decided this week to update it.
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On the 4 July, headteachers across the country checked the outcomes of their staff and pupils’ hard work towards the End of Key Stage Two national tests. Given the shock that many experienced in 2016, schools were understandably wary about what they would find.
Last Friday, the Education Secretary addressed ASCL about her ambitions for the teaching profession and how to support teachers in a school-led system. A key aspect underpinning the topics covered in her speech was ‘teachers and leaders as the drivers of social mobility.’