Andrew Clowes

Headteacher at Hey With Zion Primary School for the Leaders Council

Articles published by Andrew Clowes

NEWS | Published May 24th 2022, 7:05 am

Social difficulties are rising and schools need more pastoral care staff to cope, Oldham headteacher says

Andrew Clowes, headteacher of Hey with Zion Primary School in Oldham, Lancashire, highlights how small numbers of school pastoral staff are meeting ever growing workloads post-pandemic, meaning that extra staffing is required to meet the need.

NEWS | Published May 3rd 2022, 6:03 am

Hey with Zion headteacher: “As the government eyes up structural reform in education, it must get its own house in order”

Writing for The Leaders Council, Andrew Clowes, headteacher of Hey with Zion Primary School in Oldham, Lancashire, discusses the ministerial push for a trust-led school system, but stresses that the government must address other structural issues of its own first.

NEWS | Published March 22nd 2022, 7:07 am

When two schools met: Oldham headteacher excited by potential of links with Birmingham school

Andrew Clowes, headteacher of Hey with Zion Primary School in Oldham, Lancashire and Nigel Attwood, head of Birmingham’s Bellfield Junior School, recently crossed paths within The Leaders Council network.

NEWS | Published March 20th 2022, 7:05 am

“We must look again at our society’s values”, says headteacher

Writing for The Leaders Council, Andrew Clowes, headteacher of Hey with Zion Primary School in Oldham, Lancashire, questions how abusive behaviour has been normalised in society and calls on the government to look again at British values and where kindness fits in.

NEWS | Published January 4th 2022, 10:10 am

'Do away with the high stakes': Headteacher critiques Ofsted inspections framework

Writing for The Leaders Council, Hey with Zion Primary School headteacher Andrew Clowes highlights how the Ofsted inspections framework could be reformed for the benefit of all.

NEWS | Published December 10th 2021, 12:00 am

"When the cat is away, the mice play": Andrew Clowes questions whether public sector home-working benefits schools

Writing for The Leaders Council, Hey With Zion Primary School headteacher Andrew Clowes explores home-working, calling for a national discussion on whether it truly is a better model for productivity in the public sector.

NEWS | Published November 8th 2021, 11:03 am

More than just a number? Hey with Zion headteacher questions why older heads are leaving roles before reaching retirement age

Following the publication of a recent survey indicating that one in five headteachers have decided to bring forward their retirement over the last year, Andrew Clowes, headteacher of Hey with Zion Primary School in Oldham, asks what the driving forces behind the exodus could be.

NEWS | Published October 18th 2021, 8:08 am

Carpe Diem: Hey With Zion Primary School head talks 'seizing the day'

Writing for The Leaders Council, headteacher Andrew Clowes discusses the need to ‘seize the day’ in the current climate and how his staff team at Hey With Zion Primary School in Oldham have sought to do just that.

NEWS | Published August 12th 2021, 11:11 am

To be or not to be an academy? That is the question for Hey with Zion Primary School head

Writing for The Leaders Council, Hey with Zion Primary School headteacher Andrew Clowes shares his thoughts on a common issue facing governors and school leaders at present: whether to transition into an academy or not.

NEWS | Published July 7th 2021, 6:02 am

Stronger Together: Hey with Zion headteacher reflects on an academic year like no other

Writing for The Leaders Council, Andrew Clowes, headteacher of Hey with Zion Primary School in Oldham, discusses how primary schools have responded to the Covid-19 challenge over this academic year, the importance of ethical leadership, and looks ahead to the future.

NEWS | Published May 19th 2021, 9:09 am

“Is what we had before really all we want?”: Hey With Zion Primary School headteacher questions what the legacy of Covid will bring for education

Writing for The Leaders Council, Andrew Clowes, headteacher of Hey With Zion Primary School in Oldham, Greater Manchester, reflects on the Covid-19 crisis and questions what the post-pandemic world may look like for the education sector.


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