Where Have all the Teachers Gone?

This article first appeared in International School Magazine January 2020 Issue and was subsequently published on the ‘Rethinking Education’ International Leadership Academy Blog My eight-year-old daughter has discovered the potential of Alexa in all her glory! It appears that ‘True Colours’ (the Joshua Radin version, interestingly) and ‘Where have all the flowers Gone?’ are the hits … More Where Have all the Teachers Gone?

One in four teachers “needed overseas by 2029” International schools’ growth plans face setbacks unless a million English-speaking teachers can be found, expert warns

Article written by Claudia Civinini, TES, 09 December 2019 – Interview with Liz free A quarter of teachers in the UK, Ireland, US and Australia would have to move abroad to teach in international schools each year up to 2029 to meet the sector’s growing demand, an expert has warned.  Liz Free, founding director of the … More One in four teachers “needed overseas by 2029” International schools’ growth plans face setbacks unless a million English-speaking teachers can be found, expert warns

Great Leaders Inspire Greatness in Others: Leadership in 2019

What is great leadership in 2019? Leadership looks exactly the same today as it always has; or does it?  I was recently asked by Independent Education Today ‘What does great school leadership look like in 2019?’  Well, I would argue that in many ways it looks the same as it always has been, but with a few very visible … More Great Leaders Inspire Greatness in Others: Leadership in 2019

10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education

Am feeling excited on this #SuperSaturday as the new @WomenEd book has now been published by Sage. Written by the community for the community, I feel really privileged to have been able to contribute to this global movement and bring an international perspective to the book. ‘Be 10% Braver NOW! We are delighted to announce … More 10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education

Thank you Facebook for starting my day with a bang! #IWD2017 it is!

I was greeted this morning by fireworks on Facebook; ‘huzzah’ it’s international women’s day it loudly declared. A little much for a pre-coffee greeting I thought at first and then, over my oats, I began to ponder. Is this really a day of celebration? If so, what exactly is it that we are celebrating?  Women, … More Thank you Facebook for starting my day with a bang! #IWD2017 it is!

We spend more on toilet paper and hand wash than CPD

Recently I delivered some workshops at conferences for senior education leaders looking at CPD as a core lever for school improvement and the international research evidence in this field (impressively dynamic & exciting despite the rather apparently dry content).     I enthusiastically talked about research and impact, raising a rallying call to school leaders across … More We spend more on toilet paper and hand wash than CPD