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Future-proof Your School

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Future-proof Your School

Steering culture, driving school improvement, developing excellence

AUTHOR : By David Hughes

ISBN : 9781912508440

Edition No : 1

Publication : 3 Apr 2019

Extent : 128 pgs

ISBN : 9781912508457

Edition No : 1

Publication : 3 Apr 2019

Extent : 128 pgs

ISBN : 9781912508464

Edition No : 1

Publication : 3 Apr 2019

Extent : 128 pgs

ISBN : 9781912508471

Edition No : 1

Publication : 3 Apr 2019

Extent : 128 pgs

Description

Wouldn’t it be great if you could equip your school and yourself to face whatever the future might throw at you!

Schools face myriad calls on their time and creativity yet have finite internal resources to respond to them. This can result in piecemeal changes, and reactive rather than pro-active approaches. This book reduces, filters and prioritises the demands on staff energy to the central task of all schools - to achieve the best engagement of and learning outcomes for all learners (including the staff themselves).

Schools often feel constrained by their current context, their previous performance, their demographics or available staff. This book provides an holistic and effective approach to change management that is simple, engages all stakeholders, is built around the current expertise and culture of the school and, most importantly, is sustainable.

It is suitable for headteachers, senior or aspiring leaders, and those driving change through initiatives, but also individual teachers who are interested in effective practice as a route towards personal well-being and professional satisfaction.

Contents

Introduction
  1. Culture and school improvement
  2. Leadership models of school culture: some disturbing developments
  3. Pupils: passive or active participants in your school?
  4. Parents
  5. The INSET conundrum: training opportunities or continuous professional development?
  6. The ICT fixation: promoting sustainable change
  7. Culture and Intellectual Property: recognising the talent in your school
  8. A holistic view of school development needs
  9. The mechanism for sustained change: the learning vortex
  10. Gearing up your ICT team as school improvement partners
  11. Developing a whole school learning specification for a specific project
  12. Providing an evidence base for improvement: current state analysis and training needs analysis
  13. Analysing your school and shaping structures for improvement
  14. The state of learning: an international perspective

Author

David Hughes was a teacher and senior leader within the secondary and tertiary sectors for over 24 years, working in a range of both successful and failing schools. He has led and managed improvement projects at local authority, regional and national levels. Whilst working on the Building Schools for the Future programme, he was seconded for almost two years to support the development of the Opening Minds curriculum, devised in collaboration with the Confederation of British Industry as a twenty-first century learning model for schools, which mirrored the world’s most effective educational systems and addressed the attitudes, behaviours and competences required of the modern learner. He is an associate of the University of Nottingham School of Education and a writer for the educational press.

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