NSN Blog: free school voice

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?

We saw High Tech High and Expeditionary Learning schools in the USA and we couldn’t just go back to what we were doing. Students at these schools articulated their learning in a sophisticated and purposeful way. We asked ourselves whether our pupils back home could do this. The answer was, at that point, a resounding, ‘No.’

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?

Opening a free school is such a magical prospect; the opportunity is second to none. There is a brilliant chance to create the right ethos from the start and it enables you to set the standards, expectations and culture from day one. You also have the ability to appoint new staff and attract staff of the highest calibre, with the promise of career progression.

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?

In 2005 five families met at an autism conference, all with a child with an autistic spectrum condition, and all fearful for their futures which felt quite bleak.   We have all been firm friends since and a created a strong support network for each other. 

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?

On: Mon 18 October 2021

What first inspired you to get involved with the free schools programme?