I have been very lucky over the last few weeks as I was given the opportunity to visit 3 fantastic schools in and around London. The headteachers were incredible – so driven and excited by the success of the staff and pupils.
As I conducted a ‘blink’ analysis with a headteacher another school, I had the pleasure to dig a bit deeper in to what the schools were doing and how they had really managed to meet the needs of their own children. The following traits, in no particular order, were evident in all settings:
- Clean, ordered and structured environments in every corridor, class room and public area. The children’s books were beautifully covered, stored and ordered. Not a coat was on the floor, not a stray plimsoll in sight.
- This extended to the pupils. Despite the very high levels of deprivation in one school (where every pupil in year…
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