Andrew Hampton named in top 25 innovators shortlist

Thorpe Hall School’s Headteacher Andrew Hampton has been named on the i25 shortlist – an honour awarded to the top 25 most influential influencers and innovators in the independent education sector.

A former Chair of the Independent Schools Association, on the Board of the Independent Schools Council and Independent Schools Inspectorate, and trainer/mentor to over 100 serving Headteachers, Andrew has been behind several courageous innovations to improve pedagogy, school management processes and student wellbeing – at Thorpe Hall School and beyond.

Andrew Hampton’s ‘Girls on Board’ initiative not only caught the attention of the i25 judging panel this year but also made the TES awards shortlist for Wellbeing Initiative of The Year 2019. ‘Girls on Board’ is an approach developed by Andrew to help schools help teenage girls navigate the often-turbulent waters of friendships. Its language, methods and ideas empower girls to solve their own friendship problems and stay more focused on their studies. ‘Girls on Board’ has proven hugely successful and, having been part of life at Thorpe Hall for many years, it is now helping thousands of students in over 80 state and independent schools across the UK. Andrew’s latest project ‘Working with Boys’ is aimed at finding new ways to keep boys engaged at school and prevent the ‘grunt’ culture from taking hold.

Headteachers, governors, inspectors and former representatives of the sector’s leading membership associations are among the i25 judging panel and they, along with the 25 nominees themselves will cast their votes to find an overall winner at a gala event hosted by iExcellence and SIMS at the Waldorf Hotel, London in March.