Climbing the Hill

Climbing the Hill
Rob Carpenter


Executive Headteacher with Foxfield and Woodhill Primary Schools in South East London.  Committed to sharing best practice and leadership thinking; learning from each other and generally being useful.  From the blogs to the documents, there are resources and ideas we want to share and believe can make a difference.  Giving away our best ideas helps us create new ones. Feedback welcomed!

Rob Carpenter

"But revolutions dont wait for legislation.  They emerge from what people do at ground level.  Education doesnt happen in committee rooms or the rhetoric of politicians.  Its what goes on between learners and teachers in actual schools"

Sir Ken Robinson (Creative Schools)


  • 09:39 AM - 19th March, 2018 21st century learners. This will be a good read. Read more
    08:11 AM - 15th March, 2018 Nine out of 10 teachers say better development opportunities could increase their likelihood of staying at their school, finds Read more
  • 07:53 PM - 13th March, 2018 My new book on education for parents is published today. 🎉🎉 Read more
    09:19 PM - 11th March, 2018 A very honest assessment of the problems facing West Ham fans and owners. Makes bleak reading but confirms how important history, culture and identity are in any walk of life... Read more
  • 09:14 PM - 11th March, 2018 The corner flag stood for something greater in West Ham’s pitch invasion Read more
    07:26 PM - 11th March, 2018 Investment in relationships, sincere belief in the benefits of collaboration and alignment of vision amongst communities is what REALLY drives the future of school improvement.
  • 06:59 PM - 11th March, 2018 Great to hear talk a lot about sharing knowledge, staff and costs across our Trust and not just keeping these things with in individual schools, something that we are very keen on continuing to do! Read more
    06:58 PM - 11th March, 2018 In this clip Robert Carpenter discusses how developing relationships with schools helps his partnership create stronger and more effective collaborations in the future. Read more
  • 06:56 PM - 11th March, 2018 New Post: We have to be brave, take risks and change the narrative about how schools really improve...Read more Read more
    03:07 PM - 11th March, 2018 Love this "If accountability was the answer, we would have reduced this discrepancy by now"