Talking Heads Project Description
Talking Heads is an online community for English headteachers that began as a DfES funded pilot in January 2000. The DfES recognised that headteachers are frequently isolated and that there is a wealth of knowledge that this group can share with each other. Ultralab's online facilitation team was 12 strong at this time. They ensured that headteachers were able to make the best use of the communities within Talking Heads. The support generated between the initial 1200 new heads of schools was so effective that the community was extended to all headteachers in England.
Talking Heads provided the blueprint for Virtual Heads in 2001 and progressively for all the other NCSL online communities.