In this episode Iesha talks to Adrian Rogers, Lorraine Hughes and Sam Simkins from Chiltern Learning Trust about system leadership. They discuss the differences between headteachers and CEOs, whether headship is a good preparation for being a CEO and how Multi-Academy Trusts can facilitate flexible working.
The truth is that until now, there hasn’t really been much information out there for the hundreds of Chief Executives and thousands of trustees trying to run multi-academy trusts. But then perhaps that’s not surprising. MATs are, after all, a relatively new addition to the educational landscape. Over the last year, we are therefore delighted …
In this episode Iesha talks to Sam Simkins. Sam is a Business Development Intern at Chiltern Learning Trust, where he maintains the social media accounts for the schools within the Trust, helping them to engage with parents and recruit new teachers. Iesha and Sam discuss why people working in education need to be less sceptical of ‘marketing’ and the importance of schools ‘telling their story’. They discuss some of the practical ways in which social media can be used to engage with parents, build school culture and recruit new staff.
Geoff Barton is General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders. He talks to Iesha about leadership, literacy, books and radio.