Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the annual IAPS Heads’ Conference in Edinburgh.
The theme for the conference was Leading Inspirational and Aspirational Schools. This comes from a need to be certain we are preparing our pupils in the best possible way for life in an ever-changing world. One of the keynote speakers, Dr Harvey Lewis, informed us that pupils who are currently in their Reception Year could expect to enter a job market where more than 60% of the jobs that they will undertake do not yet exist. He also went on to say that, 35% of jobs currently in the UK are at risk and will not be around in the next ten to twenty years.