13 must-follows for school leaders

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Here are 13 quick follows for school leaders, chosen from a range of fields and offering a variety of different benefits. This is a non-definitive list, so remember to add you own suggestions below!

1. Sherry Coutu CBE (@scoutu) chairs Founders4Schools, authored the Scaleup Report on UK Economic Growth, offers educators an insight into sector developments.


2. Gary King (@Gary_S_King) is deputy headteacher at Isca Academy. Through collaboration, resource-sharing and unstoppable enthusiasm, he’s become a trusted voice in UK education.


3. Award-winning principal and author Eric Sheninger (@E_Sheninger) strives to show how teaching can be revolutionised through savvy edtech usage. He’s hugely passionate about sharing great ideas daily.


4. Hannah Wilson (@TheHopefulHT), perhaps best known as co-founder of the renowned WomenEd, is headteacher at Aureus School, an exciting new Secondary. opening in Didcot this September.


5. Jill Berry (@jillberry102) used to be a headteacher. Now, she’s working to ensure that school leaders can be their best through her consultations and written works.


6. Abdul Chohan (@Abdulchohan), former CEO of Essa Foundation Academies Trust, is co-founder of the Outstanding-rated Olive Tree School (rated ‘Outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted in July 2015), the first free school in Bolton.


7. With his expertise in behaviour management, Paul Dix (@pivotalpaul) inspires teachers to ensure that every child is catered to via relationship-led learning.


8. If Jaz Ampaw-Farr (@jazampawfarr) doesn’t get you inspired, then nobody will - she’s a writer, speaker (including a recent TEDx talk), mentor, ‘resilience ninja’ and fired Apprentice candidate.


9. Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) mixes being a classroom teacher and IT director with sharing ideas (often taken from a speciality in Computing) via written work, speaking appointments, podcasts and YouTube videos.


10. Edtech expert Will Richardson (@willrich45) empowers educators through three key areas: being a parent, having 22 years of teaching technology administrating under his belt, and being an enthusiastic online networker.


11. School leader Daniel Edwards (@syded06) is one of the co-authors of the 2014 book Educate 1-To-1. He’s keen to show how digital learning methods and resources can enhance learning.


12. Currently a head of Science, soon to be an assistant vice principal, prolific collaborator (#WomenEd, #BAMEed, #Teacher5aDay, Innovate My School) Bukky Yusuf (rondelle10_b) is a consultant and leader in edtech.


13. The Varndean Goats (@varndeangoats). Just follow them.


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