As Brexit fast approaches, Colin Cattanach asks: What does Brexit mean for education in his home city of Bath?

As the UK comes to terms with leaving the European Union after the historic referendum Colin Cattanach, former Principal of a Bath secondary school asks ‘What does Brexit mean for education in Bath?’ Bath is a global city. This is not just a factor of mass tourism and the attraction of Bath as a tourism Read more about As Brexit fast approaches, Colin Cattanach asks: What does Brexit mean for education in his home city of Bath?[…]

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader

I want to be a successful school leader? So, what does it take to be a great school leader? I love working with people. That may sound an obvious statement for a leader but to me its pivotal to being a great leader. For me, leadership isn’t just simply about selling an idea, engaging with people and Read more about If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader[…]

Does Pupil Premium actually help transform life chances of our most vulnerable pupils or does it just create a ‘frenzy’ of incoherent school intervention?

For my first blog, I thought I’d share with you my views (light hearted and serious) on ‘Pupil Premium’; often viewed erroneously by some school leaders as some sort of ‘magic money’ store that if spent carefully will raise standards in our schools for disadvantaged children. I have been a Headteacher for 6 years and Read more about Does Pupil Premium actually help transform life chances of our most vulnerable pupils or does it just create a ‘frenzy’ of incoherent school intervention?[…]