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.
Chapter 1: Introduction
About This Book
Why write a book about creating a meaningful vision and positive ethos within a school? I think the first reason lies in the beneficial results that such an exercise can have within a school.
Having spent over 25 years within the teaching profession and having taught in a variety of primary schools I have observed that success is born from positive ethos. This ethos is generated by a shared and agreed vision between stakeholders combined with shared accountability and a sense that everyone feels valued.
My professional studies during my teaching career reaffirmed these observations. Part of my BA (Hons) degree focused upon the need to foster positive relationships and it was during this period that I felt fortunate to be tutored in Teacher ...