“Our children are our future but it is a future we can and must create together”
Tim Bartlett
Never one to mince his words, Professor Tim Brighouse once suggested that school leaders should have an ‘unwarranted and unquenchable optimism’. He could well have been referring to Tim Bartlett when he said that.

From a background working with Oxfam, something that clearly influenced his values and priorities, Tim’s career took him into teaching and a distinguished career as a class teacher, head teacher and school governor. It is as a result of this latter role that he is so much in demand these days, sharing practical ideas and strategies that not only help governors address the many technical aspects of their work but also help them approach their position in a values-led and influential way. For Tim, author of The Perfect (Ofsted) School Governor, the governor has a key role to play regardless of the way the school is funded, the age range or the type of school it is.
“Knowing the school is more rewarding than knowing the data” - The Perfect (Ofsted) School Governor

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  • Tim has been with Independent Thinking since April 2013

  • Tim’s DBS number is 001484390301 issued 27th April 2015

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Feedback from recent events include:

"Thank you for presenting on Champions for Excellence. I had some positive feedback about your presentation. Delegates were pleased that we included training for governors and really appreciated having the time to reflect built into the talks. I’m sure that everyone took away some food for thought and we will be picking this up in the consultancy sessions in school."

"Just wanted to say a big thank you for your input at our conference on Tuesday. We have had really positive feedback from the Clerks who attended and I hope we can use the session as a starting point to develop our offer to clerks even further"

"I have worked with Tim for the last 3 years. We recently asked him to facilitate a session with us. Tim did a great job, both in terms of facilitation on the day, and in terms of getting us to think about all the issues we needed to consider during our follow up"


Governor Event

Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.