spht16banner4myschools are delighted to support the Suffolk Primary Headteachers Association (SPHA) conference for a third year, sponsoring Andy Buck, ex headteacher of an outstanding East London school where Andy was designated a National Leader of Education. 

In 2014 Andy founded Leadership Matters, an organisation that aims to improve the educational outcomes for pupils by working alongside educational leaders at all levels through executive coaching, team development programmes, training and online tools. Andy combines this with a part time role as the dean of the leadership faculty at Teaching Leaders.

All Headteachers attending the conference will receive a copy of Andy’s book Leadership Matters which is fully sponsored by 4myschools to take back and implement in their own schools.

Last year 4myschools sponsored Adam Wright to speak about The Chimp Management System which helps teachers understand the complexities of the human mind in young people in their schools helping them to succeed and overcome difficulties. 4myschools provided a copy of The Chimp Paradox book to all Headteachers present.

More about Andy Buck:

A geography teacher, head of year and head of department, Andy went on to become a headteacher in east London for thirteen years. In the last year of headship, his school was judged outstanding in all categories and Andy was designated a National Leader of Education. In 2009 he become a Director at the National College for School Leadership, leading on the London Challenge programme. He was subsequently responsible for setting up the government’s flagship Teaching Schools programme before being appointed as Managing Director at United Learning, one of the country’s largest academy groups.

Since 2014, Andy has founded two organisations: Leadership Matters and #honk. Both aim to improve the educational outcomes for pupils by supporting great leadership development.  Leadership Matters is a web-based membership organisation which offers school leaders access to high quality online development tools and other leadership articles, videos and blogs.  #honk is the organisation through which Andy works directly with educational leaders on executive coaching, team development, training and conference keynotes. In case you were wondering, the name #honk originates from this short video about what we can learn from geese about leadership!

Andy was invited to become a Fellow of the RSA in 2015. He has also been a Board member for various organisations including the Teacher Training Agency, the National College for School Leadership, Partnerships for Schools, the Teacher Development Trust and the Teaching Awards. He is currently the Dean of the Leadership Faculty at Teaching Leaders.

To find out more about Andy, his books and business, visit his website: https://honk.org.uk

To find out more about Leadership Matters: https://www.leadershipmatters.org.uk