Take a closer glimpse into the Saxton Bampfylde team with our regular View from the River feature. The company’s London office, from which the majority of the team works, is based next to the iconic Thames.
Past, present and future with Saxton BampfyldeI’ve been a headteacher for twenty years and there’s nothing more fulfilling than using that expertise to find the next generation of school leaders.
Rainy day delightsBridport our getaway, rain or shine. In waterproofs out on the jurassic cliffs, then to the Riverside for the best fish supper in Dorset and back down the valley to the cottage hearth.
Passionate about Reading – pure joy with our children when they were small; now the quiet communion of a shared pleasure.
One hot tipCentaur tells the story of race jockey Declan Murphy’s comeback from paralysis. Gripping account of drive and determination against all odds. Out now.
Sum up your practice group area in three words: Collegial, creative, committed.
Increased governance pressures – are we at risk of radically reducing the candidate pool?The 2016 white paper proposed a new competency framework for governance. There will be a ‘new stronger requirement’ on governing bodies to ensure governors are properly inducted and trained. Greater accountability is already reducing the pool of those wiling to volunteer, especially in the face of greater scrutiny of governance in inspection. It will no longer be acceptable for governors to rely on headteacher reports for information. They must be able to demonstrate that they have objective evidence of standards and progress in their school.