Improving Schools… implement an effective programme of high quality education and development for all staff. It’s everyone’s job to improve the school’s effectiveness and the quality of education offered to children.
Improving Schools… cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality by building quality into the school’s teaching and support processes and systems. Use self and peer evaluation, review and support.
You cannot have a school where everyone is included in learning or develop a culture that is inclusive of learning unless you are also inclusive of all involved in the learning.
Improving Schools… focus leadership on building the right culture; remove fear, build social capital, give time for intra & inter-team working, focus on continuous Goldilocks level improvement and develop people. Don’t blame; enquire and fix.
Improving Schools… stop looking for silver bullets and don’t manage by targets, numbers or exhortations. Replace these with leadership.