Creating a Vision for Your School: Moving from Purpose to Practice
Publication Year: 2007
This book offers guidelines for involving staff, parents, and students in school development, with a CD-ROM of reproducibles to customize the program to your own school culture.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: What We Did
- Chapter 3: Setting the Scene – Inset Day 1
- Chapter 4: Generating Ideas from Staff – Staff Inset Session
- Chapter 5: Generating Ideas from other Stakeholders
- Chapter 6: Consultation with Parents
- Chapter 7: Identifying Common Values – Staff Inset Session
- Chapter 8: Barriers to Progress – Inset Day 2
- Chapter 9: Creating an Action List – Staff Inset Session
- Chapter 10: Prioritising and Allocating Responsibilities – Staff Inset Session
- Chapter 11: Review of Progress – Staff Inset Session
- Chapter 12: Assessment of Benefits – Staff Inset Session
- Chapter 13: Looking Back (and Forword)
- Chapter 14: Ten Steps to Success
© Sarah Bainbridge 2007
First published 2007
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It gives me great pleasure, as Head teacher at Air Balloon Hill Junior School, to write the foreword for this book written by my Deputy, Sarah Bainbridge.
Our school has traditionally enjoyed a high level of pupil achievement and it was far from clear at the outset how further work on our vision could benefit us. However, having seen the results of all the hard work that Sarah and the staff have put into this project I can now safely say that we need not have worried! Having a vision seems to act as a lubricant to everything we do, from the quality of the teaching right down to the cleanliness of the playground. We now all share a common view point on the direction our school should take and the final destination on which we should all focus. It is important that everyone shares this strategic viewpoint (not just the management team) and the methods outlined in this book show how this has been achieved. Through careful consultation with staff, students, parents, carers and governors, and the subsequent implementation of many good ideas, our school has benefited since this work was started. I therefore recommend this book as a source of inspirational ideas and practical actions that you too can take to make your school a better place.[Page viii]
Values Statement and Action Tables 1 – 8[Page 53]
Colour versions of the following tables are included on the CD-ROM.[Page 54]Safe Positive Environment – Targets Set
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be a safe, calm, welcoming environment where everyone takes pride in their surroundings[Page 55]Safe Positive Environment – Review of Targets
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be a safe, calm, welcoming environment where everyone takes pride in their surroundings[Page 56]Positive and Productive Relationships – Targets Set
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be a happy community with respectful cooperative relationships[Page 57]Positive and Productive Relationships – Review of Targets
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be a happy community with respectful cooperative relationships[Page 58]Teaching and Learning – Targets Set
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to promote excitement in learning through supportive, stimulating teaching that is progressive and constantly evolving[Page 59]Teaching and Learning – Review of Targets
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to promote excitement in learning through supportive, stimulating teaching which is progressive and constantly evolving[Page 60]Aesthetic and Spiritual – Targets Set
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be an inspiring environment in which all individuals are cherished[Page 61]Aesthetic and Spiritual – Review of Targets
We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be an inspiring environment in which all individuals are cherished
Appendix[Page 62]Summary – Targets Covered in ‘05–06