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E15 | Rethinking Education: Meet Liz Robinson
Episode 156th November 2018 • The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse • Dominic Monkhouse
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At 29, Liz Robinson was the youngest headteacher in England. She took on a pretty rough inner city school (Surrey Square Primary School) which she turned into a fantastic place. She’s done it in a remarkable way, by throwing away the rule book.

I first met Liz six months ago when I visited the school. I was absolutely blown away with how positive and amazing the parents and the teachers were, given its location in a very challenging environment.

After being the headmaster of Surrey Square for 10 years, Liz just started a new role with Big Education, an organization on a mission to change the education system by empowering teachers and leaders to ask bigger questions about what schools should or could stand for.

On today’s podcast:

  • The flaws in our current education system
  • Engaging children to be active change agents
  • A school with no rules
  • Surrey Square’s seven core values
  • Innovating quality assurance
  • Tracking progress using personal excellence journey books