Suzanne O'Connell has more than 25 years' teaching experience, 11 years of which were as a junior school headteacher. She has a particular interest in special needs, child protection and extended services and is currently a writer, editor and trainer.
Achieving the right balance of support and independence when becoming part of a MAT is vital to retain your school's identity. Suzanne O'Connell spoke to a struggling primary school transformed after joining a trust
Suzanne O’Connell talks to a headteacher whose school site features a Bronze Age settlement and a herd of water buffaloes – and provides tips for schools looking to make the most of their own outside space