I have been a teacher for 28 years, a Headteacher for 13 years and, at the age of 52, this much I know about why Geoff Barton should be ASCL’s new General Secretary.
It is time for the Association of School and College Leaders members to elect their new General Secretary…I will be voting for Geoff Barton.
I could have written a lengthy post explaining why I think Geoff Barton should be ASCL’s new General Secretary. Instead, I thought it best to let Geoff demonstrate his experience, honesty, courage, humility and eloquence in this short video:
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  1. Hear, Hear John! The thing is, when all has been said, I want a successful ex-Headteacher representing my views because they know the challenges that we face in a way no one else could possibly understand or articulate.

  2. Despite the fact that there has yet to be a vote, as a serving deputy headteacher I am already inspired by his boldness and conviction to step away from a role that he so clearly loves to demonstrate perhaps the greatest ever leadership decision he has made to nobaly serve the needs of all those current senior leaders in the country and perhaps more importantly, those amongst us who one day should be leading schools of their own. The profession needs a champion. Needless to say whose name I will be putting my X against in the ballot.

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