More carrot and more stick; more love, more warmth, more discipline. | Tom Sherrington

Ahead of the start of this term, I was reflecting on where we need to go next to raise standards at Highbury Grove.  Everywhere I look to find schools that are doing better than we are by some measure I see that they are appear to be more disciplined; they secure stronger engagement with their expectations; their systems are tighter.  There’s not one school I look to where I see things being looser or more relaxed.

But it’s not as simple as that; it’s not just a case of having ever tougher rules and sanctions.  As we’ve learned in our journey towards ‘impeccable behaviour’, as described in…

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