Join Attain’s Editor as he talks to leading Heads, as well as other special guests, about the issues affecting schools and features today. Our 'Fresh Thinking' programme is published every Wednesday during term time and you can listen via your favourite podcast app.
Watch the latest episode of Fresh Thinking
Episode 30: Transitions
Joining Matthew this week is Paula Mortimer, Head of the Junior School at Lady Eleanor Holles in London and Mark Mortimer, Headmaster of Bryanston School in Dorset. We discuss how parents can help their children take transitions in their stride – whether it's going up a year group or moving to a new senior school.
Episode 29: Rethinking Governance
Joining Matthew this week is Ceri Jones, Headmaster of Caterham School in Surrey and Richard Harman, Chief Executive of AGBIS – the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools. We discuss the role of governors in a school, how they shape the direction of development and how boards should reflect diversity.
Episode 28: Bursaries
Joining Matthew this week is John Towers, Headmaster of Homefield Preparatory School in Sutton and Richard Backhouse, Principal of the Berkhamsted Schools Group and Chair-Elect of HMC. We discuss the transformative effect of bursaries and how schools can work in partnership to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
About Fresh Thinking
Almost 15 years ago, we started Attain – a new type of magazine to help features and staff at independent schools. From what began as a small publication quickly became the leading magazine of the sector – enjoyed by features and Heads alike.
We know our readers value our mix of features, opinion pieces and news. But the debates and discussions surrounding education often move quickly. We want to go beyond the confines of a termly magazine and talk about the issues affecting schools today.
And that’s where our Fresh Thinking programme comes in. It’s all the best aspects of Attain but in a convenient new format.
Join Attain's Editor, Matthew Smith, as he talks to some of the leading Heads in the country, as well as some other special guests.
How to subscribe to Fresh Thinking
You can listen to Fresh Thinking on the Attain website or subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts.