A subject department has to cope with a great deal of volatility and stress; students in general (!), staffing, curriculum changes, pressure on results, budgetary concerns, even the position of your lessons in the week timetable. All of these variables test the strength of a department, and cause a reactive culture in the department.

Reactive cultures create costs. Costs in time, cost in energy, costs in health. This makes a department ‘fat’.

This website aims to help educational leaders tackle these challenges and help them to increase flexibility, reduce fragility and build strength in their schools.