It is our absolute pleasure to welcome Nick Hart, Executive Headteacher of Courthouse Junior School in Berkshire. Nick is a well-respected voice in education and many of you will have heard him talking at ResearchEd. Nick is also the organiser of ResearchEdBerks, which will be on 7th May 2022. Nick also runs an influential blog thisismyclassroom.wordpress.com and is a visiting fellow of Ambition Institute.
💥 Could you start by talking us through your journey as a teacher and what you have learned along the way.
💥 For those who haven’t visited Courthouse Junior School what can they expect when immersed in your school day? Can you tell us about the Courthouse way?
💥 You’ve created a leadership handbook, 146 pages of absolute gold dust, it is so extensive. Can you talk to us about this project?
💥 We spoke to Mary Myatt about her book with John Tomsett ‘Huh’ and we discussed the relationship of senior and middle leaders and how best to support. This is something that you have blogged about recently. So how can senior leaders best support subject leaders?
💥 Talking about middle leaders/subject leaders – what makes a great subject leader? What do they need to know, need to do?
💥 How do we know if students are making progress?
💥 What do you think are the biggest differences in leading a primary school than that of a secondary school? Would you feel confident in leading a secondary or an all through school?