An approach to leadership and change management within schools.

An approach to leadership and change management within schools.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Through recent school research into change management and the leadership required, I identified six crucial areas to ensure change is managed to bring positive results. I have outlined these below. If you would like a full copy of my research, please email me at and I… Read More

Creating a culture of shared-learning and collaboration.

Schools creating a culture of shared-learning and collaboration.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Having recently completed school-based research on creating a culture of shared-learning and collaboration across departments within a faculty, I wanted to share with you some of the main outcomes as to whether this style of environment does have a positive influence on teachers’ professional development,… Read More

Coping With Change: The Transition Triangle

Coping With Change: The Transition Triangle

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Moving to a new school can be a daunting prospect and an overwhelming time for children and parents alike. It is acknowledged that a thriving child may lose potential during transition periods between nursery, primary, secondary and further education and there is currently a lot… Read More

Is streaming good for every child?

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Ability based learning is a concept that attracts attention due to the polarising nature of it. Some politicians may favour dividing children according to ability because it helps them gain a deeper learning experience. But this question can split schools down the middle in more… Read More

The perceived teacher recruitment crisis

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Is there a teacher recruitment crisis?  Statistics reveal that teaching vacancies are up by more than a quarter while the number of qualified teachers has fallen. We do not have to look far to find that teacher vacancies have risen by 26 per cent in the past year,… Read More

Can Graduates make a significant difference to your school?

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

There are many articles in circulation waxing lyrical about how graduates can make significant differences to businesses. But how can they make a difference to schools? Two years ago, I took the risky step of employing twenty graduates into positions across my school. They managed the… Read More

5 reasons why you should consider teaching

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

I’m Dean Thomas-Lowde –  a former senior school leader and now senior consultant at Castles Education. A teacher makes a difference in the world by enabling each of their students to fully maximise their talents, imagination, skills and character. But, as the consultant in charge… Read More

Education Minister backs gender-change revolution and encourages Teachers to target homophobic school bullies

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

A new set of measures are to be introduced into schools – specifically highlighting the new socially liberal image of the Conservatives. New measures are being introduced to include the fast-tracking of gender-change, new rules on gay men giving blood and a new research study… Read More