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‘It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the learning school, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found…It will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership The ‘learning school’ described in this book suggests an alternative to the preoccupation with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses ...

What Will Learning Schools Look Like?
What will learning schools look like?

In the context of describing the key features of a learning school, this chapter considers the following questions:

  • What will its ethos and culture be like?
  • What will relationships be like?
  • What kind of organisational structures will it have?
  • How will it display its accountability?

Chapter 1 also offers some initial thoughts about managing change.

Ethos and Culture

The general ‘feel’ of a school which has learning at its centre will involve certain beliefs and values which are held by everyone, which will influence the ...

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