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The challenges of leading a rural school

Rural headteachers collectively run about 5,000 schools across England (over 20% of all schools) yet – until now – there has been a dearth of published insight into the unique challenges they face.

This report draws together insights from more than 500 rural school headteachers to shine a light on the very context-specific strains on their budgets, staff, their own role, and how they’re coping.

Download your free copy and help us to advance the debate on what policy makers and all of us who work with schools in rural communities can do to support their particular needs
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Download your free copy of the Rural Schools Report, from The Key  

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What's in the report?

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Contextual insights 

Exploring the main factors that impact the running of rural schools, unique to their setting

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Budget challenges

Not having enough money is a problem for all schools - but rural schools are spending their money tackling location demands.

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Workforce complexities

A need for very experienced teachers and staff covering multiple roles is common for rural schools.

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The role of the rural headteacher

Motivated by leading their school, rural heads have multifaceted roles.

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Is joining a MAT the answer?

Potential economies of scale exist, but most rural schools believe they’re not financially viable for MAT.

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1 in 10 rural heads shared their views

We conducted the analysis by a combination of face to face interviews and online surveys – there are c.5,000 rural schools in England, and 542 completed the survey. 

To download your free copy of the rural school report, complete the form below... 

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