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Ofsted inspectors to move away from exams results focus

For us at Sycol it comes as no surprise, yet relief, that at last Ofsted propose revising their judgement category headings

By |2019-04-10T21:36:10+01:00October 30th, 2018|continuous improvement, Culture, high-performance culture, innovation strategy, leadership, News, schools, Teachers|Comments Off on Ofsted inspectors to move away from exams results focus

Creating a Mature Self Improving System

Over and over we hear teachers saying we don’t feel trusted. In many ways, teachers feel like they have no control over what and how they teach. What’s more, they feel powerless in a system with increasing demands without providing adequate resources, reward, or compensation.

Why teacher shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing UK schools

We’re facing a crisis in our secondary schools. Student numbers are expected to increase dramatically, but the Department for Education has struggled to recruit the number of teachers needed to meet the increased demand.

By |2018-06-29T13:01:24+01:00June 29th, 2018|continuous improvement, Culture, distributed leadership, high-performance culture, high-perfromance, innovation, innovation strategy, innovation success, innovative schools, leadership, schools, Teachers|Comments Off on Why teacher shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing UK schools

When the goal is to provide a high quality education for students, teachers need more than just ‘support’

Since the 1970s it seems Britain’s schools have been through an endless number of reforms.

How to Eliminate Energy Wastage

In my third instalment thinking about the principles of ‘LEAN’, I want to consider eliminating energy wastage. I am not thinking here about the water meter or LED bulb type, rather the physical, mental and emotional sort.

Are standardized tests doing more harm than good?

Among the challenges facing Britain’s schools is the use of standardized testing as a primary source of accountability for teachers.

What’s the best way to develop School Leaders?

Over the next few years, approximately 10,000 school leaders -- heads, deputies and assistant heads -- will be retiring.

Want to Improve Student Achievement? Create a High-Performance Classroom

Behind teacher accountability measures and high-stakes testing is the intention of creating positive outcomes for students. The problem is that tests only measure how well a student understands a particular subject matter.

By |2018-06-29T12:03:50+01:00June 1st, 2018|Academic, continuous improvement, Culture, high-performance culture, high-perfromance, innovation, innovation strategy, innovation success, innovative schools, leadership, schools, Teachers|Comments Off on Want to Improve Student Achievement? Create a High-Performance Classroom