Podcast Ep. 25 - Mary Myatt
We were very lucky to speak with Mary Myatt, all about her fantastic career so far.
Mary is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She curates Myatt & Co where she works with colleagues to develop thoughtful work on the curriculum and wider school improvement. She trained as an RE teacher and is a former local authority adviser and inspector. Drawing on her work with pupils, teachers and leaders she writes and speaks about learning, leadership and the curriculum.
She has worked in small schools, for large trusts, national and international organisations. Her education philosophy is underpinned by several principles: that all children deserve rich demanding work, that high quality talk underpins learning, that human beings are curious and that they find deep work very satisfying.
Mary has written extensively about leadership, school improvement and the curriculum: ‘High Challenge, Low Threat’, ‘Hopeful Schools’ and ‘The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to Coherence’, ‘Back on Track’, Huh: Curriculum Conversations between subject and senior leaders and Primary Huh. Mary has also spent time here at Mayflower, written about the wider leadership and work of Headteacher David Sammels as well as some of Mayflower's innovative educational approaches - 'Mayflower is one of the loveliest schools I have ever been to'
Mary has been a governor in three schools, and a trustee for a Multi Academy Trust. She co-founded the RE Quality Mark, was chair of the board for the Centre for Education and Youth and was a member of the curriculum advisory group for Oak National Academy.
She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes.