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We Are In Beta Podcast

Jul 21, 2019

In this episode, Stephen Munday (Chief Executive, The Cam Academy Trust; Executive Principal, Comberton Village College & President of The Chartered College of Teaching), shares his thoughts on:

In his interview, Stephen shares his thoughts on:

  • How a cup of tea with his Mum’s friend was the catalyst to becoming the President of the Chartered College of Teaching
  • His purpose and what he finds deeply inspiring about teaching
  • Which role in a school prepares you well for becoming a headteacher
  • What you need to keep reminding yourself as a headteacher
  • The biggest thing he has learned about headship
  • The biggest challenge of his career and how he overcame it
  • The moral duty that led to his school becoming a multi-academy trust
  • What he welcomes about changes to the Ofsted framework
  • What he questions about changes to the Ofsted Framework
  • How schools can reduce the problems with exclusions
  • The question school leaders need to ask themselves to reduce workload
  • The best CPD he’s ever done
  • How to get external support when needs can’t be met in-house
  • How to judge the quality of external CPD
  • How the Chartered College can solve the budget crisis
  • How schools can ensure they ring-fence enough money for investing in professional development
  • Tips for schools on how to balance the books
  • How he’s using technology to make professional development more scalable and accessible across the trust
  • The one question he would ask every headteacher in the country if he could
  • Why he is optimistic about the future of education and the role the Chartered College has to play
  • What one ‘less positive’ student shouted as Ofsted approached the school to begin an inspection

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