Not even six figure salaries are attracting enough of the right people to take on the job of headteacher. A couple of years ago I worked on this exact problem with current, former and future headteachers. We found that the money wasn’t the issue, most headteachers love what they do – the issue was with the poor transition between being a senior leader in a school and the top job. In a short film, the heads themselves explain the solutions we developed.
Three Cups of Tea tells Greg Mortenson’s story: a social entrepreneur who has built over 40 schools in rural Afghan and Pakistani villages. Mortenson’s work seems out of sequence: school buildings first, educational content later. Or is it that certain contexts, like Afghanistan and Pakistan, require us to prioritize access above all else?