I recently came across the following article – How to Turn Around a Failing School.
It was written in 2016 and offers a reflection on the factors that impact on changing a school around.
What stood out was the priority given to the ‘environment‘. They write ‘first you need to create the right environment before improving teaching standards’.
As part of this, managing behaviour was key – although it was notable that there was a clear connection between improved behaviour and increased motivation.
Central to our ‘connected learning’ approach, are key questions focused on supporting schools to
- think about their environment
- explore the connection the individual has to their learning – furthering motivation
We are currently working on new tools to support schools to engage with these questions as the seek to do what they can to make their learning environments and their students motivation the best it can be.