Leo Dudin | Deputy Head Academic
Oakham School

Leo Dudin, Deputy Head Academic, Oakham School

I started my career as a Chemistry teacher at Abingdon School, learning much about the dynamics of busy day schools, followed by a move to Rutland as Head of Chemistry, and then Science, at Uppingham School. Teaching and tutoring in a co-educational boarding school taught me how academic challenge and pastoral care must co-exist, and the centrality of trusting working relationships between pupils and staff.

I am committed to fostering a joyful attitude towards learning, helping pupils to be open-minded and optimistic in their academic journey, and staff to embrace professional learning opportunities. Since joining Oakham as Deputy Head Academic in January 2020, I am proud to have helped colleagues adapt to the challenges of synchronous and asynchronous online learning, new assessment and reporting protocols and innovative curriculum evolution; all opportunities to improve pupil learning experiences. These changes have been supported by new structures of leadership, teamwork and communication.


EDUtech Europe 2023 Conference Day 1 @ 12:05

Panel - Drive to survive: driving successful digital strategy through influential leadership

  • Promoting a successful and profitable integration of digital strategy in schools 

  • Developing an empowering culture to foster change and growth 

  • Aligning digital strategies with educational goals 

EDUtech Europe 2023 Conference Day 1 @ 14:10

Show & Tell - Unlocking Middle Leaders Potential: How Scrum, Kanban and Teams of Teams allow us to navigate the complex and changing education landscape

Learn how embracing new digital and face-to-face modes of collaboration, taking inspiration from high-performing teams outside of education, can enable novel and impactful approaches to teamwork in schools.

I will share how Scrum, an Agile methodology famous in the world of software development and engineering, was embraced and deployed to good effect in a challenging period of change. By employing Kanban methodology via the Trello platform, we enabled middle leaders to positively influence these changes in a new and empowering way.

We will then consider how this led to new structures of senior and middle leadership teams of teams; an innovative strategy that has created new opportunities for professional development of teachers, promoted two-way communication, increased interdisciplinary collaboration via the Mural and Padlet platforms, and enhanced levels of teacher support.

last published: 22/Sep/23 02:45 GMT

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