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Great education? All you need is love (and power)

Schools need to work together if they are granted greater autonomy, says expert

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Landmark education reform in Scotland will only work if headteachers show “love” to schools other than their own, according to an internationally renowned educationalist.

Steve Munby, formerly the CEO of education charity the Education Development Trust, says that he backs the idea of devolving more responsibility to headteachers – but warns of “pitfalls” if schools become too inward-looking as a result.

Munby, who will address the Scottish Learning Festival on 20 September (see box, right), says that he is a “big fan” of much of what is happening in Scottish education, but that success will ...

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