Deliver real change and real results for your school This book focuses directly on what promotes delivery. It provides the practical tools and implementation guide for re-invigorating your school. Set against a solid blend of international research and international best practice, the narrative is carried by voices from schools that are currently delivering across six countries. They tell it how it is, in lived reality. Every process in the book has been tested and refined under the heat of practice, addressing the current realities in education. The book provides a carefully selected repertoire of skills, models, and processes that: • deliver results for children, teachers, school leaders, families and their communities • build trust through ensuring every voice is heard and respected • develop a strong culture of leadership and alignment, while recognizing and embracing the complexities of school change • address the frustrations currently felt by teachers in a positive, productive way Schools That Deliver fills the gap between intention and delivery. The book respects your voice, and your ability to create your own ways of delivering while remaining loyal to the unique personality of your school. When a school community delivers together what really matters for their children, they feel the true joy of education, that splendid feeling of professional satisfaction and achievement that we all deserve.
Chapter 4: Authentic Action
This chapter is about action. Schools that deliver are places of positive energy, with that refreshing feeling of action and delivery. Taking staff and a community on an action learning journey demands authenticity from all of us. Ongoing delivery on our promises creates trust and confidence. Personal accountability for delivery has two edges: being careful what we promise in the first place and then ensuring that we are action oriented. Nothing feeds momentum more than authentic delivery—the shared satisfaction of together nailing things that really matter to us.
Action Is What Matters
Many teachers report to us that their lives are filled with administration, documents, constant interruptions, and other distractions, which take them away from delivery of what they most value, teaching their ...