Thousands of schools in the UK have become involved in the school improvement movement, basing their work on the clear belief that schools can and do make a difference to all pupils, no matter what their social and personal background.
One of the major findings in recent years has been the fact that it is possible to generate school improvement without extra funding through classroom practice. Staff are involved in both devising the school's approach to teaching and learning and implementing their own decisions. This approach works well with schools that are already satisfying OFSTED, but which are constantly seeking to improve.
The programme seeks to link such issues as collaborative planning with staff development, and through this generate a culture of inclusiveness and determination.
Practical School Improvement in the Classroom is a volume for teachers who wish to become involved in the business of devising workable strategies to take their school forward. It is a programme of innovation in the classroom based on a joint effort throughout the school. For those who feel that "you couldn't do that with our staff" this report has the complete answer.
The book includes sample policy statements and documents which can act as starting points. Topics covered include data gathering, methods of teaching, pupil tracking, parental involvement, teaching efficiency, evaluation, structured instruction, inductive learning and many others.
Cat No: 978 1 86083 347 2