Future leadership: how to make people into quirky creative people

Putney High School has been finding innovative ways to shake up the curriculum, offering the unique experiences that give students the quirky, creative mindsets to think and do things differently.  From stand-up comedy workshops to oracy and entrepreneurship, they are developing the innovative, agile thinkers of the future, prepared to lead and blaze new trails in everything from Arts to Science and Engineering.

Suzie Longstaff (Putney High School)

Suzie Longstaff - photo

Suzie admits that her previous career in sport as Cox of the British Olympic VIII has been a huge formative influence on her approach to both leadership and education.

As Headmistress of HMC day school, Putney High School GDST - which educates over 1000 girls in leafy Putney, south west London - Suzie aims to provide a rich tapestry of experiences and an intellectually challenging education for her students within a supportive and vibrant community. 

Shortlisted this year as one of the i25 innovators and influencers in education, Suzie constantly encourages her pupils to think differently and to stand up and use their voice. Students achieve not only academically, but through developing real-world skills such as oracy, entrepreneurship and digital wizardry that will give them the edge in a modern world.

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