With current uncertainty over education policy after the general election, I was interested to hear what Teresa Tunnadine, headteacher of the Compton School in Barnet, would have to say to us at The Key in her talk on future proofing through school leadership.
To give some context, the Compton School has been graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted three times, and its results are in the top 1% of schools in the country for the amount of progress students make. Initially set up as a ‘Fresh Start’ school in 1992, The Compton serves a diverse community; it is situated on a large housing estate in north London, with just under 50% of pupils eligible for free school meals, and somewhere around 50 languages spoken by the pupils.
Teresa initially joined as a deputy headteacher when the school reopened, before becoming headteacher. Impressively, she’s now in her 16th year as headteacher.
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