Stuart Lock
executive principal, Advantage Schools; principal, Bedford Free School

Stuart Lock is executive principal of Advantage Schools, a small MAT in Bedford. He is also principal of Bedford Free School. He was previously headteacher of a high-performing school in Cambridgeshire, and head of school in a school that could be characterised as a ‘classic turnaround’ in London. He has been a maths teacher for 20 years.

BFS is known for it’s robust approach to discipline, including ‘silent corridors’, teacher-authority as paramount, and very strong routines and structures to allow 100 per cent of time to be spent on learning.

Follow Stuart on Twitter: @StuartLock

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