Turning a tanker – in a perfect storm. | Tom Sherrington

Turning a tanker.  Long, slow, complicated. 

School improvement is a complicated business.  And improving a large comprehensive is almost a totally different process to establishing a new school (I’ve done both).  A high proportion of the mega-success stories we hear about are from new schools or schools that have closed and re-opened: they set up the curriculum from scratch, hire the staff needed – all willingly signed up to the ethos –  and they recruit students by attracting parents who also sign up to the expectations.  If only we could all start again, starting small and building year…

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