National Executive Headteacher Partnership

One Life Learning is the home of the National Executive Headteacher Partnership; a professional peer network focused on research. The partnership focuses on the needs of Executive Headteachers and the role that peers play in supporting both those new to role and those who are more established.

If you are interested in this area of work you might find the following of interest;



What makes a Great School?

A Great School is where ‘we’ and ‘our’ describe ambitions and actions. It is where excellence is both an assumption and a springboard.

A Great School is where a deep sense of morality underpins the direction that children and professionals travel – sharing, empathising and co-constructing respective learning journeys together. 

A Great School looks beyond walls and structures; out of classrooms and buildings, out of catchments, stakeholders and staffing bodies to the wider landscape. 

A Great School is where local, national and international applies both to the curriculum, but also to professional development, family engagement, and to the contribution to (and from) our wider teaching profession. 

But above all, a Great School is where Children – both those on roll, and those in other schools, towns and countries – are ultimately and unapologetically, at the heart of every action. 


“Why should…….

where You live, which school You attend,

where You work, who You know,

where You are, or what You can afford,

define the boundaries of your learning, and therefore your chances in life?”