|Moving your School Forward: Leading Improvement Ref: MYS|
Key components of the book
The book is divided into 4 main parts with each part having sub-sections, making it very user-friendly.
" Part 1: Contains process models and frameworks that allow each school to choose the best approach in improvement activities. Clear descriptors show where the school operates at satisfactory to good and better levels, with broad based summaries of success criteria. There is a practical explanation of the co-coaching model of school improvement as it is applied to teaching, learning, planning and leadership.
" Part 2: Deals with only those monitoring, review and analysis processes that have genuine impact. It gives many live examples of the saturation monitoring process that is both in-depth and time effective. The discrete and pertinent aspects of quality learning and teaching are examined and a number of evaluative schedules offered.
" Part 3: Focuses on how a school turns on to learning by making learning visible to all and attainable by all. It explains learning style processes and the characteristics of learning. There are summaries and examples of mental process taken from theories that have proven impact on creating thinking classrooms.
" Part 4: Deals with the distribution of leadership in its widest sense, through the development of leadership capacity across the school. It gives a range of potential performance indicators that can involve senior teams, emergent leaders and pupils as leaders.