Headguruteacher gets down to work at Highbury Grove
At Highbury Grove we’re in the process of engineering a culture shift away from inspectorial top-down accountability systems towards collegiate high-trust processes built on collective responsibility for student outcomes, professional development, mutual challenge and support. I’m convinced that this is the best way to secure improved outcomes for students as well as making teaching at the school more rewarding.
There are a number of interlocking elements to the approach, each driven by the same philosophy:
a) that teachers should be treated as professionals, with the default assumption that everyone is committed and hard-working with their students’ best interests at heart in all that they do;
b) that trust is a powerful force for good that needs to be deliberately and explicitly developed
c) that collective responsibility is greater than the sum of individual responsibility; we’re a team of teams
d) that each teacher, at every career stage should be nurtured…
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