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  1. Leadership in the 21st Century Geoff Barton Head, King Edward VI School, Suffolk Download this presentation at www.geoffbarton.co.uk

  2. Talk about leadership • Health check • Debunk some myths • Tame some big beasts • Do something Today:

  3. Vision is overstated • Strategy is overstated • Much futures thinking is hot air • Britain isn’t Sweden • Learning styles may be a cul-de-sac • There’s no cavalry Provocations:

  4. Our schools Us Them

  5. The Anxiety of Influence

  6. Heroes & Villains

  7. Heroes & Villains • Inside education • Outside education

  8. Me

  9. Lawrie Lowton

  10. Steve Jobs

  11. What can we learn from Gordon Brown?

  12. School Improvement Health Check

  13. History boys pic

  14. 50s, 60s, 70s … Social engineering via grammars and comprehensives: sink or swim mentality prevails Postcode determines your life chances

  15. 80s, 90s… National prescription, self-evaluation, LMS, specialisation, some autonomy Postcode determines your life chances

  16. 1997-2009 National strategies, school improvement, heavy accountability, investment, ECM, leadership, academies Postcode determines your life chances …?

  17. Beacon Schools Training Schools Coasting Schools Super Heads Consultant Heads Executive Heads Schools are becoming immune to school improvement London Challenge National challenge National strategies Leading Edge Consultants School improvement partners Gaining Ground Leading Light Schools Trust Schools

  18. So now, it’s over to us

  19. TAMING THE BIG BEASTS

  20. Our students Our staff Implications Ourselves Our future leaders

  21. Theory Practice

  22. TAMING THE BIG BEASTS

  23. Identify what works and “implement” • Targets to monitor progress • Consistency • Best-performing systems: • Teacher training = craft • Teacher recruitment = tough • Teacher CPD = collaborative • Teachers focus on pedagogy • SEN is SEN, but not as we know it Michael Barber ?

  24. Architect of ‘real’ AfL • No hands up • Better questions • No marks • Questions VAK, etc • Teacher learning communities Dylan Wiliam ?

  25. Leadership a moral activity • Schools account for 20% of a child’s life-chances (versus personal and social influences) • Focus on learning, not teaching • The purpose of a caterpillar is not to be a better caterpillar • Need to move from schooling to education = transformation John West-Burnham ?

  26. Leadership in the 21st Century Geoff Barton Head, King Edward VI School, Suffolk Download this presentation at www.geoffbarton.co.uk