Global Update


Global update: The tour of improvement (Part 4 in a series)

Richard Lockyer | Apr 29, 2023

The path to school improvement begins from the top. In this post we examine the methods used by Mike Dubeau, Director General of the Western Quebec Schools Board as he works with his school principals on teacher development. Mike Dubeau regards the key element of his systemic leadership role as working with his Principals on…


Global update: Trouble brewing in Quebec (Part 3 in a series)

Richard Lockyer | Apr 23, 2023

We can draw comparisons with the situation in Quebec’s education sector and recent events in the UK, as public sector workers hold out for better pay deals. Pay awards As in England, industrial relations in Quebec could be heading for rocky ground. The Quebec government has offered its public sector workers a pay rise of…


Global update: The situation in England (Part 2 in a series)

Richard Lockyer | Apr 3, 2023

In the second part of our global update, we look at the issues facing the English education system. England – General The first national teachers’ strikes for some years have been taking place in England over the past two months. The strikes have been over pay, which has not increased in line with the rapid…


Global Update: A tale of two countries (Part 1 in a series)

Richard Lockyer | Apr 2, 2023

Our involvement with the education systems in both England and Quebec, Canada, has provided us with a unique perspective on both. In the following series we examine the challenges they face and compare the two. In Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel, A tale of Two Cities, the author refers to London and Paris during the time…