If all your students read at the same standard as your very best readers in the year group would you transform the progress, attainment and life chances of your young people? I tend to say “yes” to this; so what must we do to achieve it?
Most of my week has been spent in departmental self-evaluation meetings; most of the month in meetings, with various people, discussing the summer’s results and how we intend to move forward. Our Progress 8 is down this year; think it will bounce back next; so over three years it will be pretty much spot on zero.
Alex Hill, Liz Mellon, Ben Laker & Jules Goddard have followed up their work on different types of school leaders – architects and surgeons – with more insights into the work of these transformational headteachers. A copy of their briefing paper is here (Secrets of the Architect Leader); these are my reflections on it. Continue reading