Thursday, 7 October 2010


I visited Westbrook Lane Primary School this morning...

This is another outstanding little primary school where Joan Kay, headteacher, and her talented team are doing great things and releasing a very special magic. As someone who is always learning, I always ask myself after visiting schools like Westbrook Lane Primary School, what is it that makes this little school such a brilliant learning place and what can we learn from what Joan and her team are doing 

The answers...
  • Joan's outstanding, focused and passionate leadership;
  • an inclusive learning culture within a highly focused and consistent system;
  • a great teaching and learning team;
  • clear values and beliefs driving all the work of the school;
  • a focus on excellence, high standards and positive behaviour;
  • outstanding teaching;
  • an attractive and stimulating learning environment;
  • high expectations and hard work!
This is a brilliant school with a great team led by a great headteacher. Joan Kay and her learning team are doing an incredible job and have built something really wonderful at Westbrook Lane Primary School .

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