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)


  • 09:10 AM - 2nd December, 2016 Looking forward to welcoming 22 participants to Primary Leadership Programme today. Focus on profe… Read more
    06:26 PM - 29th November, 2016 RT : Our year 6s were coaching and mentoring year 1 with their gymnastics today. Everyone was so motivated! http…
  • 10:22 AM - 26th November, 2016 Our Primary Leadership Programme#4 begins next week. Working with 22 leaders across 5 LAs leading… Read more
    09:14 AM - 26th November, 2016 RT : Looking to strengthen primary leadership impact through collab? Sign up £850 2/12/16 Read more;
  • 04:08 PM - 25th November, 2016 RT : Road Safety talk with members of Acer class role-playing different characters... Read more;
    10:44 AM - 24th November, 2016 RT : Read more
  • 07:50 AM - 24th November, 2016 RT : Thank you so much for a fantastic day. We are all still buzzing with excitement and full of ideas.…
    07:50 AM - 24th November, 2016 RT : A really inspiring day spent with the brilliant . An amazing place to visit.
  • 03:02 PM - 23rd November, 2016 RT : That's part of the beauty of the school-led system. At its best, each piece works together and for the common good: removi…
    03:01 PM - 23rd November, 2016 RT : Inspiring leadership for Read more
  • 09:45 AM - 23rd November, 2016 Really looking forward to hosting the Gorse Academy Trust today. Celebrating learning & excellence for al… Read more
    06:46 PM - 22nd November, 2016 RT : You have demonstrated in London the example that everyone cites when they talk about what can be done to raise standards -