Getting to good is about action, getting to outstanding is about reflection and refinement
Greenfields is an average sized school with a higher than average number with EAL, a high number of pupils eligible for free school meals and high mobility.
The school has been on quite a journey. In 2012 it would have been described as inadequate. A new head, Rebecca Gray, joined and the school became part of the David Ross Education Trust. Rebecca took the school on the fundamental cultural shift to become a very good school.
In 2015 Sandra joined the school for her first headship and two months later Ofsted arrived. Building on the work of Rebecca, Sandra and the team secured a strong good for the school.
But there was a danger that they could relax and get stuck at good. Taking the baton from Rebecca’s work, Sandra set about going on a different journey - one that would build on what had gone before and lead the school to being genuinely outstanding.
Sandra will be sharing how the school was able to firmly move to outstanding by getting the right team in place and building on what they already had in place through constant reflection and refinement. Sharing will be sharing:
- What should you ‘double down’ on
- How do you decide what to focus on?
- The difference culture makes