This year the Festival is delighted to host a strand curated by the influential Headteachers’ Roundtable. The Headteachers’ Roundtable originated from a roundtable meeting on 12 October 2012 at The Guardian newspaper offices. It grew out of frustration regarding current government educational policy and the Opposition response to it. Its origins and subsequent growth are down to the power of Twitter as a tool for connecting people to try and bring about change where they feel it is needed. Taking place on day two of the Festival the strand aims to cover several key challenges for schools leaders from teacher retention to life after an Ofsted inspection, and exploring if headship is the best job in the world.