Creating a Vision for Your School: Moving from Purpose to Practice

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Sarah Bainbridge

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    Foreword

    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.

    BrianPhillips, Head teacher, Air Balloon Hill Junior School, Bristol
  • Values Statement and Action Tables 1 – 8

    Colour versions of the following tables are included on the CD-ROM.

    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

    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

    Positive and Productive Relationships – Targets Set

    We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be a happy community with respectful cooperative relationships

    Positive and Productive Relationships – Review of Targets

    We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be a happy community with respectful cooperative relationships

    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

    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

    Aesthetic and Spiritual – Targets Set

    We want Air Balloon Hill Junior School to be an inspiring environment in which all individuals are cherished

    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

    Summary – Targets Covered in ‘05–06

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