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ERIC Number: EJ954813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
A Transformative Approach to School Improvement
Peacock, Alison
Primary Science, n120 p23-25 Nov 2011
Taking on a primary school that was placed in special measures in 2001 for the author's first headship in 2003 was a risky venture. During the intervening two years, the local authority support had focused on behaviour management and "the basics", but attainment had not improved and termly official inspections noted stubbornly "satisfactory" progress. The school building had been neglected, the staff were exhausted, the children (previously described by an Ofsted inspector as "unteachable") were in the main passive and disengaged and the parents were concerned about bullying. This was a school in the bottom set. In this article, the author describes a journey of dramatic school improvement inspired by an alternative, transformative approach to learning that centres on finding a way through for every learner. (Contains 2 figures and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom