Headteachers Call for a Kinder School System

Ten years since Michael Gove’s reforms began, coronavirus shows up their failings, says the Headteachers’ Roundtable – and offers a chance for change.

Ros McMullen, a founding member of the Headteachers Roundtable says:

“Headship can be very lonely, and people are frightened of being sacked or exposed. Michael Gove’s mantra was about giving heads control, but the truth is that I had less autonomy as an academy head than I did in a local authority.

This moment may provide an opportunity to think again about how to create a structure in which the challenges of a school’s context are recognised and heads can get their autonomy back.”

Read the full article here:

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/may/05/headteachers-call-for-kinder-school-system-coronavirus-michael-gove?CMP=share_btn_fb

Source: The Guardian

Date: 5th May 2020

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