Wednesday, 5 March 2008

We seem to spend so much of our time in meetings and I think the real challenge we face after a day together are to answer the following questions...

  1. So what is different?
  2. So what are we going to do this week that we wouldn’t have done last week?

We talk a lot about radical options and about creative solutions and yet we constantly build the barricades to protect the status quo, protect our bit of estate … keep our sixth form, keep our students with us … convincing ourselves that they can’t travel, that they can’t connect, that they can’t manage on their own.

The real challenge is how do we ensure that we deliver brilliant learning outcomes … a step change on what we do now. And how do we ensure targeted support for those young people who need more pastoral care, more coaching and more support.

Who’s brave enough to develop a more human scale approach? Who’s brave enough to develop coaching strategies? Who’s brave enough to get out of their comfort zone and break the mould? Any offers?


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