Community Expert Podcast

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Summary

Classlist CEO Susan Burton talks to Charlotte Bullock, Former PTA Chair and current PTA member of Latymer Upper School, West London. During Charlotte's tenure as Chair she launched her community in record time, established a range of interest groups to bring parents and school staff together and ran a highly successful Christmas Fair. Not only does the community continue to be highly engaged, its PTA has successfully pivoted to provide additional support during the pandemic.

Show Notes

Charlotte worked in Broadcast and Digital Media for over 20 years, including Sky, C4 and Virgin Media. Where she helped launch the first ever live streams from the Big Brother house. Charlotte has teenage children and three years ago she took on the role of PTA Chair at Latymer Upper School in West London. It is here that she launched Classlist to great success. 

In addition to continuing to be a member of her PTA, she now works on the  startup Terra Neutra which encourages others to live a more sustainable and lower carbon lifestyle. 

In this podcast you will learn:

How did Charlotte build her school community from scratch?

What were Charlotte's biggest learnings about building and sustaining a community?

What is the optimal balance between offline and online community developments?

How did the Latymer PTA pivot their community in light of lockdown and Covid?

How has Charlotte developed her community management skills? 

What have been her biggest lessons on what it takes to be a community leader?


Charlotte’s favourite book and favourite podcast:
  • Book "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis", by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
  • Podcast: By the same authors "Outrage and Optimism"



What is Community Expert Podcast?

Welcome to the Classlist CX - Community Expert podcast series. Where our aim is to inspire and guide you with insight and advice from our community of experts.

Throughout this series we share best practice from successful school community leaders. In addition we discuss possible career opportunities beyond the school gate. Last but not least we hear from leading speakers from the wider world of community.