CRITICAL FRIENDSHIP VISITS, 2016 – 17
If you are writing a new strategic plan, conducting a self-evaluation, preparing for inspection or accreditation, a visit from one of our team can enable you to make more assured decisions. We go into classrooms, talk to staff, looking for effective learning, and then feed back to you.
HOLDING UP THE MIRROR: 7 AREAS FOR ACTION
As school leaders we are all close to change and planning processes: often an objective opinion based on a rigorous examination of the available evidence by an experienced outsider is of real benefit. As Critical Friends, we will always be honest, supportive and positive as we examine the work of your school across our 7 Areas for Action. This realistic approach will help a school move forward decisively as you make difficult but necessary decisions.
Critical self-evaluation is the essential starting point for any programme of school improvement. It can be a slow process, but you want to get started. A visit from one of our team can speed up the process substantially by using our 7 Areas matrix, which gets your new planning under way within a month.
Consilium Education’s global platform for news about learning: International Teacher Magazine
This month ITM examines the issue of cultural identity in schools, featuring articles by Uma Shankar Singh, who looks at the key role of the library, and Carolyn Savage who makes a strong case for promoting learning in a child’s mother tongue language.