15 incredible edu-leaders to follow on Twitter

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When it comes to great education leaders, whom should you be following on Twitter? Here, we present 15 of our favourites - remember, follow us at @InnovateMySchl if you aren’t already!

1. @ViviennePorritt - When it comes to an effective school vision, CPD and sector discussion, WomenEd national leader Vivienne Porritt is a great follow.

2. @TimSmithCEO - Tim Smith tweets many engaging ideas and photos as executive headteacher at The Magna Carta School and Bishop David Brown School.


3. @stoneman_claire - Brummie deputy headteacher / English teacher Claire Stoneman is a force of passion to be reckoned with, frequently sharing top reads.

4. @DrAAlston - Former New York State Principal of the Year Dr Anael Alston shares research-based inspiration for educators worldwide.


5. @AllanaG13 - Deputy headteacher Allana Gay is one of the architects behind pivotal diversity network #BAMEed, promoting leadership, equality and diversity in education.

6. @ottleyoconnor - Patrick Ottley-O'Connor is executive principal at the Essa Foundation Academies Trust, and is a dab hand at helping a community thrive.


7. @AsstHead_Jones - If you want to follow an assistant head who knows a thing or two about effective edtech use, look no further than Claire Jones.

8. @moffat_andrew - Assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat is the passionate author of No Outsiders in Our School: Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools.


9. @LshipMatters - An organisation recommendation, Leadership Matters is a one-stop-shop for high-quality leadership tools and CPD.

10. @ActionJackson - ‘Action’ Jackson Ogunyemi has the chutzpah and knowhow to empower an entire school - often through song!


11. @RobertsNiomi - Head of Science and Year 5 teacher Niomi Clyde-Roberts brings the tweeting teachers ideas and inspiration via visual methods.

12. @MrPatelsAwesome - That handle isn’t lying - Mr (Pran) Patel is indeed awesome. This assistant principal started the school year by speaking bravely about teacher wellbeing.


13. @chrisdysonHT - Headteacher Chris Dyson makes it clear why his school is inspiring, sharing lots of fun, informative and inspiring content most days.

14. @benniekara - Bansi Kara is deputy head at the STEAM-powered Aureus School, of whom we’re huge fans. In fact, we’ll be running an event at the school when this article goes live!

15. @cherrylkd - Special School assistant head Cherryl Drabble is an active member of the UK education community, shares fascinating content, and is an SEN expert.


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