By Geoff Hampton
In February 1994 Northicote institution, located in a disadvantaged sector of Wolverhampton, used to be the 1st within the kingdom to be named and shamed, OfSTED referred to as the varsity 'appalling in nearly each way'.Then Geoff Hampton took over as head - 5 years later he used to be presented a knighthood for remodeling the fortunes of this failing tuition; and its pupils.This publication pulls out the main issues from the 5 12 months programme and stocks winning options with different heads, governors and academics. jam-packed with transparent recommendation and information fro new and skilled headteachers, containing sections on: coping with the reactions of employees and students to an unfavorable OfStED file discovering a good path to development _ motion making plans _ employees and student matters _ The position of the headteacher _ altering the tradition of the college _ concerning the broader group _ _ This tale is inspirational however it is grounded within the functional realities dealing with headteachers and senior administration groups in schooling this present day. The reader can't fail to be influenced by means of what has been completed.
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Key questions: school and community • • • • • How effectively does the school communicate with parents and others outside the school? How are parents and members of the community encouraged to get to know the school well? To what extent are parents involved as partners in the education of their children? Does the school have effective links with industry, commerce and others? Is there a definite sense of community and a feeling of belonging? 4 Sanctions and rewards Good and acceptable behaviour has to be recognized and rewarded in a way that will encourage more of it.
Act of worship Keep a daily record of what is covered as an act of worship. You may find the following abbreviations useful in order to save time. 46 Transforming Northicote School R = reading from ‘Moments of Reflection’ D = discussion A = assembly P = prayer 3. g. update of year file, student (name) interview or contacting parents, etc. 4. Incentive scheme Each day: Each tutor group is given 30 incentive points each week. g. weekly total weekly point *P A U 3 1 4 30 - 8 = 22 *P – punctuality; A – attendance; U – uniform total 22 A cup will be awarded each term, in each year group, to the tutor group achieving the highest number of points.
Regular monitoring and evaluation of policies is essential. Producing the policy is only half the task. Some staff will find it more difficult than others to implement the policy and therefore positive support networks are vital. Anomalies and confusions need to be ironed out quickly. Systematic monitoring and evaluation will help to build on the policy’s strengths and identify weaker areas for modification. An effective, working policy is one with which students can associate directly. Every student should be able to talk through the rewards system from direct experience because it is consistently and fairly applied by the staff.
Transforming Northicote School by Geoff Hampton