Susan Barnhurst

Susan began teaching in the maintained sector in a variety of schools, finally as a head of science in a 1700 pupil comprehensive school. Returning to teaching after having children, she joined the independent sector, taking on roles including head of sixth form and most recently deputy head, academic.

Susan has held a senior position with one of the major awarding bodies for over 30 years and is now pursuing a greater involvement in public examinations. 

Schools should make the most of the marketing opportunity offered by families moving to areas with lower living costs

Exams results chaos has thrown a spanner in the works for schools trying to plan

The start of the new term amid the ongoing covid pandemic will raise some very serious questions for boarding schools

Schools need to be shrewd planners, good communicators and strike a fine balance when navigating difficult financial times

A considered approach to human resources will be more vital than ever after lockdown

Hard-pressed parents faced with redundancy or job insecurity will be weighing up weather they can continue to pay for private education

Schools may decide they want to adopt some of the positive aspects of distance learning in the long term