Jo Campbell, executive headteacher of Shaw Wood Academy has had a long and varied career as both headteacher and advisor to schools. Passionate about ensuring the curriculum meets the needs of children, Jo continues to work with a brilliant team who support her with equal enthusiasm to challenge perceptions and constantly improve.
I wholeheartedly agree with her majesty’s chief inspector of schools. That’s a sentence I never believed I would write. When, however, Amanda Spielman expressed the view that Primary schools who scrap most of the curriculum in Year 6 to focus just on English and maths could be accused of “putting the interests of schools ahead of the interests of the children in them”, it is difficult to see how any education professional could disagree.