Mark Mortimer, warden of Glenalmond College in Perth, Scotland, meets Dr Helen Wright to discuss how schools can learn lessons from the military in terms of how they prepare staff for leadership.
He talks about the importance of leadership training being experiential and not just something absorbed from a file full of documents handed out at a training day.
Leadership promotion, he says, has often been somewhat “ad hoc” in independent schools, who may be missing out if they don’t have a culture of encouraging people to show leadership from the classroom upwards.
Mark talks about his life and career and what took him from passing out from Sandhurst to a boarding and day school in the wilds of Scotland.
Essential listening for anyone interested in school leadership.