Edition Overview

What an extraordinary time this has been for all involved in education. As we write this edition of CANVAS, we are looking ahead to an uncertain future and there is no major sector or section of society which has remained untouched. Education and its provision, however, has faced unparalleled disruption on a global scale, right […]

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Supporting Heads; supporting schools: collectively weathering the storm – Julian Drinkall, CEO of Academies Enterprise Trust

From 1 June onwards, 32 Primary Headteachers in AET re-opened their schools to children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Of course, it is a fallacy to say that schools had been closed – they have in fact been open the whole time, providing education in school for the children of key workers […]

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Key Appointments in Schools

Saxton Bampfylde and its partners around the world through Panorama advise many recognised schools and educational organisations. We are delighted to share with you a selection of some of the roles that we have been privileged to work on recently. Rowena Hackwood, CEO, Astrea Academy Trust (read more)           Heath Monk, […]

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Interview with Neil Enright, Headmaster of Queen Elizabeth’s School

One of the searches that we have most enjoyed in the last few months has been working with Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet on the appointment of a Deputy Head, Operations. As many of you will know, Queen Elizabeth’s, which is a state maintained school, is one of the top performing boys’ schools in the country. In […]

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Leadership Insights – We really are in this together

Saxton Bampfylde’s Leadership Services team supports organisations across the UK to help them appoint and develop the very best leadership talent. With the benefit of many years of industry experience, Partner and Occupational Psychologist Cassandra Woolgar considers the current challenges across the sector and observes where school governors and senior executives are successfully working together […]

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The Leadership Landscape – Stephen Bampfylde, Chairman and Founding Partner

Are there themes or trends, particularly amplified at a time of crisis, that are emerging across the Schools’ sector Board and Governor work which you and your team are undertaking? I think we have seen a number of particular changes since the beginning of this crisis. The most apparent of those, be it temporary or […]

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View from the River – Team Insight with Consultant, David Munns

Take a closer glimpse into the people at Saxton Bampfylde and our global partners with our regular team insight feature. My role  After working in finance for 25 years, the last half of which I spent as CFO of various businesses, including in the education sector and for the Financial Times Publishing Group, I began […]

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