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The new President of the National Association of Headteachers, Kim Johnson, joined us this week. It was great to speak to him about what happened when he took the role and what he wants to achieve in his time as President.
As an experienced Special School head, Kim is keen to ensure that these schools are not overlooked. Her are his top three priorities:
- Teacher Assessment – to get the government to trust the profession over assessment and accountability
- Get quality individuals not just to enter the teaching profession but actually to stay
- Raise the profile of Special educational Needs – to make sure it’s not an after-thought or an add-on and base developments on new scientific research
Details of the NAHT conference are here – https://pivotaleducation.com/event/building-a-successful-team-around-the-child/
Paul also managed to catch up with Pivotal Education Creative Lead, Tara Ellie just before she set off for Australia. Tara is now working full-time for Pivotal and is enjoying investigating all sort so initiatives from around the world so they can be used to help transform the lives of children.
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— Tara Elie (@PivotalTara) 5 November 2016
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