Monday, 19 January 2009

I think the things that make brilliant are...
  • strong, disciplined, focused and passionate leadership;
  • clear, shared vision, values and beliefs driving all aspects of the school;
  • a talented, energetic, enthusiastic and creative team;
  • stimulating, exciting and engaging programmes of work built on the basics;
  • a powerful, stimulating and interesting learning environment;
  • high shared expectations, engagement and involvement of colleagues.;
  • strong, dynamic and meaningful relationships with parents and carers;
  • inspiring teaching and learning within a nurturing climate;
  • tracking of childrens progress and achievements;
  • early, appropriate and focused interventions.

We must maintain our relentless and undiminished focus on standards and outcomes but if your school has these features it will be a great school, and a school releasing a very special kind of magic.


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