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- Education Professionals
This programme is an exclusive interview with Live 8 campaigner Sir Bob Geldof on school leadership.
Sir Bob has a great admiration for headteachers. "It is conceivably the most important job in the state, without question," he says. "I've seen, with my children, how a great headmaster/mistress can absolutely illuminate their lives."
He believes it's time the government stood back and let them get on with the job. "Let these people, who have gone through exams, who have not been found wanting in this important task - let them breathe. Let them go on with it and in turn, let our children blossom."
Sir Bob also reveals his own take on headship: "Turn off the emails. Just put the new regulation in the bin - don't bother opening it," he urges.
"Think and reflect and posit where it is you want to go. Then gather everyone around you and ensure you can articulate this stated goal and garner enthusiasm collectively towards that. And you can possibly create a school."
Part of the series: School Matters