School Improvement is the foremost responsibility of the leadership team based on the premise that schools themselves are best placed to identify areas for improvement and to implement changes that can bring about better outcomes for pupils. That’s the cliché jargon!!
In reality the context often dictates how school improvement is implemented on a daily basis and this context sometimes feels as though it is designed to work against school leaders!
Recognise any of this…
- Huge within school variation, with departments producing wildly different outcomes for exactly the same cohort of pupils
- The budget not allowing you the leeway to make the changes you need
- The quality of teaching varying from outstanding to inadequate depending on where you are in the building
- The demands of Ebacc, specialisms, vocational courses at KS4 whilst trying to build a solid KS3
- Issues of literacy, EAL, skewered cohorts and a host of other things outside of your control, but the expectation level remains impossibly high
- Other voices judging your community unfairly
Now imagine this…
An experienced advocate with no other agenda but to support you and your team as you lead the school vision and implement change.
- Focused expertise to support identified curriculum leaders or groups of leaders
- Implementing whole school models with focus on progress and outcomes
- Support with school development planning and evaluation
- Inset training on your agendas
- Governance training : understanding the accountability, challenge and supportive nature of outstanding governance
- Staff development, moving teachers from good to great
- Supporting your SLT to lead the agenda of courage across your community
Embarking on a coaching relationship is a positive step for your school community, it was the best thing I ever did as a leader: making the investment to have a personal advocate the school as a whole. Let me introduce you to the concept of cornerstone leadership, it was the powerful bedrock for my school community.
Why not book a free 20-minute phone call? Talking is always the best place to start.