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

The 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Team…

One of my most favourite things about summer holidays is that I get time to read. I plan my book purchases well in advance (with true antiquated sentiment I cling on to my hardbacks) and buy actual newspapers! I read fervently everyday before falling into a siesta slumber every afternoon. An article that begin ruminating … More The 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Team…

Inspirational Leadership? Which women leaders do you most admire? I’m Stumped. #IWD2018

Inspirational Leadership? I was recently asked ‘which women leaders do you most admire?’ This stumped me. There are so many inspirational leaders to choose from; great performers, educationalists, entrepreneurs, scientists and humanitarians alongside everyday acts of leadership I see in schools from staff and pupils who have significantly influenced their fields, their environments and the … More Inspirational Leadership? Which women leaders do you most admire? I’m Stumped. #IWD2018

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

‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.’

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Man and Superman’. The phrase from Shaw’s drama series written in 1903 has survived the test of time to become a consistent irritation to teachers far and wide. Many of us love Shaw, but really? What was he thinking? Well, as we start a new year and I begin my new role … More ‘Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.’