We are excited to announce a new series of six Star Leadership Lectures, featuring Sir Michael Wilshaw and guests, for Bradford school leaders. The series will focus around core themes that are fundamental to the role of school leadership, bringing Sir Michael’s experience together with inputs from a range of contributors from the education sector in Bradford and beyond. 

Known for an unwavering commitment to improving standards as a teacher, head teacher, Director of Education and as Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw has helped to improve the lives of many generations of young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Previous to his appointment as HMCI, Sir Michael had been a very successful head teacher of a number of schools in Inner London. He became particularly well known for Mossbourne Academy in Hackney, East London, where he transformed one of the worst schools in Britain into one of the best, sending large numbers of children to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.

He is presently Professor of Education at St Mary’s University, and Senior Adviser to the GEMS International Schools Group.

  • 20 June 2019 – The importance of leadership in raising standards.

  • 26 September 2019 – The importance of leadership in establishing the school culture.

  • 12 December 2019 –  The centrality of the quality of teaching.

  • 16 January 2020 – The value and use of assessment.

  • 19 March 2020 – The role of accountability and performance management.

  • 30 April 2020 – The importance of communication and consultation.

All lectures will take place at Tong Leadership Academy, Westgate Hill Street, Bradford, BD4  6NR from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.  The events are free for senior leadership teams from Bradford schools.

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