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June 2017

Time to revisit G2G’s core values 2

This year, we will re-visit Jim Collins’ Good to Great principles that inspired this company. Although the book was written mainly about businesses, much of the principles are applicable to schools.

The second principle is about getting the right team on board, with an extract from the website:

Those who build great organizations make sure they have the right people on the bus and the right people in the key seats before they figure out where to drive the bus. They always think first about who and then about what. When facing chaos and uncertainty, and you cannot possibly predict what’s coming around the corner, your best “strategy” is to have a busload of people who can adapt to and perform brilliantly no matter what comes next.

How do you recruit and retain the best people?


Some interesting articles:

  1. The importance of school headteachers/ principals:


2. How to have difficult conversations



G2G Education works with a number of academy trusts and has undertaken a multi-academy trust review recently of the Leigh AT, to provide the Trust leaders with an objective external view. This MAT was included as one of the seven high performing MATs in a reecnt Ofsted report.

Please contact us if you would like us to review your MAT.


Need help with RAISEonline, the new inspection dashboard or with self-evaluation? G2G Education can help you. We can observe alongside senior staff, subject leaders and provide guidance as well as validating judgements about the quality of teaching and giving you an honest external view of your school. We can provide training for teachers and leaders. We have particular expertise in teaching and learning, leadership and management (including governance). We have associates with expertise in a range of subjects and phases.


Thinking of starting a free school or converting to academy status? G2G Education has a wealth of experience of helping new schools start up and of supporting charter schools in the UK and USA. Please get in touch with us if you would like sound educational advice on all aspects of establishing a new school or changing its status.


Helena is finally Doctor McVeigh. Her research with the University of Roehampton, London, involved a detailed look at Ofsted’s criteria for the quality of teaching and how it has changed over the years. She interviewed former and current HMI, and ten primary headteachers and teachers from their schools to explore their perceptions of the criteria and how they used them in their schools.

Please click on the link below to read a summary of the main findings of the research. Summary of research thesis Dr H McVeigh July 2016