E22 - Education Over The Years - Patrick Ottley-O'Connor

Beyond Good

19-08-2022 • 1 hr 14 mins

In the final episode of season 1 of the podcast, Femi and Matt interview Patrick Ottley-O’Connor.  At the time of recording Patrick was just a few days into his retirement from a fascinating and diverse career in education spanning over 35 years, and including roles from classroom teacher all the way to head and CEO.  His experience encompasses primary, secondary and special educational settings as well as a whopping 21 Ofsted inspections!  Patrick was kind enough to share his experience of education starting in an era that predates the national curriculum, Ofsted and league tables right through to the current day.  In this conversation he also shares his wisdom around leadership, tackling underperformance, professional development, work life balance and well-being.