Phil Sharrocks joined me for this week's episode. He's an ex-headteacher, consultant and foster carer and he says it like it is! He worked in four schools that he supported to improve rapidly. He took one school from inadequate to good in fifteen months and moved it from the bottom 20% to the top 15% of schools for progress. He's an influencer on Linked in which is where I first encountered him and his message about allowing teachers to teach really resonated with me. Phil really cares about teachers and teaching and is particularly passionate about making learning fun - for teachers and pupils. His aim as a headteacher was always to create happy, engaged teachers and learners. Ofsted described Phil as inspirational. I'm sure you'll find him an inspiration too.
You can find Phil on Linked In and Twitter @philsharrock