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Leadership Focus November 2020

Leadership Focus magazine (November 2020)
The magazine for NAHT and NAHT Edge members
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As many of you will remember, our last edition was an entirely digital issue, which we’d decided to do due to some of the limitations facing us at the time of production. However, based on the positive feedback we received, we decided to continue producing a digital issue, embracing ‘scrollmation’ technology in the same way the summer edition did.

This will complement our print version (see below), which returns this month in a shorter, punchier format that allows you to get straight to the key features. We’d be keen to know your views on this hybrid approach to producing the magazine, so please share your thoughts by emailing me directly.

You won’t be surprised to learn that the current pandemic is once again the subject of this issue’s lead feature, but this time, we’re considering the future and what education will look like as we navigate our way through the ‘new normal’.

Moving away from coronavirus (which is something I’m sure we’d all like to do in a very real sense), we take a look at the latest report of the School Improvement Commission, published this month, which makes the argument for the profession to be placed at the heart of raising standards in schools.

Finally, do take the time to read our piece on NAHT’s Diversity and Inclusion Group. The issue of inequality looms large across many areas of society, and teaching and school leadership are not immune to its damaging consequences. This feature outlines some of the challenges our profession currently faces while setting out some positive steps for creating an environment that seeks to level the playing field.

I hope you enjoy this issue.

David Gilmore
NAHT head of communications

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First published 13 November 2020