A project for schools who are innovating in the education system
Next Big 10 is a two year whole school transformation project for schools who want to develop innovative education practices alongside like-minded schools, and to shout louder about the possibility of doing education differently.
Being a school who does things differently is challenging! Those of us who work in schools like this know that it’s rewarding but hard work, and as leaders we feel more vulnerable to outside judgement: the high stakes accountability within our system makes it feel very unsafe to innovate and do things a little differently. This means that schools who are doing things on their own quietly get on with it, avoiding drawing attention to their work.
This project brings together groups of schools committed to providing a more holistic education for pupils and a better working experience for staff. The project supports these schools to have a greater voice in the system, and enables them to develop material to support the implementation of innovative practice and a Head, Heart, Hand approach to education, both within their own schools and beyond.
Independent schools are welcome to the project and encouraged to join with a partner state school. Find out more
*to the value of £500