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Spotlight: Lead With a Vision Not A Budget

Paul Jackson is an Executive Headteacher with a passion for putting creativity and playfulness at the heart of school design and leadership. Here he reflects on the process of establishing a new music centre for a school and how having a strong vision can be as important as a budget.

I was Headteacher at Gallions Primary School in Newham for 7 and a half years. During that time, we had many visitors and when showing them around the school many of them asked the same question. “How can you afford to do all this?” I guess the right response is “how can we afford not to do all this?”