Inside-out and downside-up Steve Munby Steve Munby Leading educationalist Steve Munby was Chief Executive at Education Development Trust from 2012 to 2017 following a 7-year tenure as Chief Executive at the National College of School Leadership. Michael Fullan 02 November 2015 This thinkpiece by Steve Munby and Michael Fullan takes a fresh look at leadership in education – and in particular the promising role of the middle leader. What are the inadequacies of the status quo? How might we address any issues and what role does the leader in the middle play in the bigger picture? Our leaders in the middle are networked leaders who link laterally to create change in the middle; they partner upwards with the state and downwards to all schools and communities. In this thinkpiece, we look at the bigger picture, explore school-to-school collaboration and look at the role of the middle leader in driving forward education reform. Download the pdf, right, to read more.