Iesha Small
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Exploring education, society, leadership and how to design a meaningful life.


I write about a range of issues including leadership, education and society.

As well as writing on my own blog I write for a range of specialist educational and more general media outlets on line and in print.

Samples below:

Selected external writing links

20 Aug 2019, The Guardian, I don’t blame any teacher for not coming out as gay 

3 May 2019, Primary School Management, Introverts can be school leaders too

2 May 2019, Teachwire, Introverted teachers have a key role to play in schools 

8 January 2019, The Guardian,  Teachers are facing a barrage of questions about Brexit. They can’t stay quiet

8 October 2018, LKMco, Why I no longer believe in social mobility

15 May 2018, TES, What teachers should know about pupils in poverty

15 May 2018, LKMco, Tools that make flexible working easy 

22 December 2017, TES, It’s not just the pay- it’s about flexible working and the profession’s job satisfaction 

18 September 2017, Schools Week, Iesha Small’s top blogs of the week 18 September 2017

14 September 2017, TES, Keeping young homeless people in education should be a priority

16 July 2017, Schools Week, The best emerging education bloggers of 2017

10 July 2017, LKMco How research can have a place in the maths classroom

19 June 2017, Schools Week, Iesha Small’s top blogs of the week 19 June 2017

21 March 2017, LKMco, How creativity links to autonomy

14 March 2017, LKMco, True autonomy needs skills and knowledge as well as freedom

29 September 2016, Media Diversified, Calling selective schools ‘new grammars’ won’t eliminate the old problems

15 May 2016, Schools Week, High Challenge, Low Threat: finding the balance

11 Feb 2016, LKMco, Fair access means universities levelling the playing field on personal statements

11 Sept 2015, The 405, Exploring self-loathing in hip-hop via Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die album