S2E9: Stuart Lock

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Listen to one of the most influential educators in the UK. Stuart is the CEO of Advantage Schools and he has previously been Headteacher of a school in Cambridgeshire. Prior to that his experience was in four London schools. Stuart regularly presents at national conferences, particularly on the philosophy of education and on educational research.

Stuart oversees Bedford Free School which is one of only 12 schools in England to have been graded as OUTSTANDING under the EIF 2019.

He has advised the Department for Education on a few groups, including the group that developed the Early Career Framework, the group that wrote the Headteacher Standards in 2019, and the group that looked at the role of National Leaders of Education in 2019.

πŸ’₯ What has made Bedford Free School such an amazing place for staff to teach and students to learn?

πŸ’₯ What advice would you give to school leaders to establish great behaviour in schools?

πŸ’₯ What are the cornerstones/pillars to an effective curriculum intent and model?

πŸ’₯ Marking books – is it worth the cost?

πŸ’₯ What are your thoughts on the GCSE exams announcements on optionality, advanced notice and the overall plans for 2022?

πŸ’₯ You blogged in June about teacher recruitment & retention. You said β€œIt will be game changing if we do this do this properly.” What does it look like being done properly?

πŸ’₯ What are the characteristics of an effective leader in schools?

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