In June 2019, Headteachers’ Roundtable and WorthLess? submitted a joint letter to Amanda Spielman HMCI with a series of questions crowd sourced from thousands of headteachers and school leaders..
Throughout my career, teaching to the middle meant focussing, unintentionally or as a means of survival, on the needs of those pupils whose attainment was at or around the mode for the class. Pupils whose attainment was higher or lower tended to be less well catered for.
With Boris Johnson in his dream job at Number 10 and Gavin Williamson installed at the Department for Education, the school funding taps need to be turned back on. Given the toxic nature of school funding for the Tories, at the last election, it was no surprise that significant promises were made during the leadership race.