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Good/Bad school

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by segbog, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Good
    1) Strong and approachable HT 2) SMT sweeping of corridors to pick up and take away miscreants. 3) A working behavioural policy 4) A PT who does their job. 5) Teachers being allowed to teach, not just babysitting.
    1) Missing or anonymous HT 2) SMT all "yes" folk. 3) Unacceptable behaviour accepted as the norm. 4) Rewarding appalling bahaviour with trips to the seaside, etc. 5) Paperchases leading nowhere. 5) Dumping of "bad" classes on new starts so the PT/SMT can take the "good" classes.
    Any more?
  2. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    Do you ask this for a reason in particular or just making conversation?
  3. Hmmm... what about the staff?
    Good: Staff work together, share ideas and resources, not exhausted, healthy and happy, actually keen to be with the children (eg clubs and trips) -perhaps these are more the result rather than cause of a good school.

    Bad: high staff turnaround, backbiting, nasty/snarky notes (had a couple of those this week), ill regularly (again effect rather than cause).
    and the school environment:
    Good: bright cheerful, purposeful displays, clean and tidy, safe.
    Bad: leaking roofs, peeling displays, scribbles/graffiti, horrid toilets!, dirty, stuff lying around.
    This might come under the "working behaviour policy" bit but knowing there's someone who'll follow up on disruptive/dangerous behaviour in the classroom and who can be called on when needed to come and remove someone in such a situation.
  4. Freddie92

    Freddie92 Occasional commenter

    Disagree slightly with high turnover of staff as always being the symptom of a 'bad' school. In some of the very best schools there is a high turnover of staff as they leave for promoted roles in other schools and in other authorities.

    I would actually argue that in a school that is not doing too well it is pretty hard to leave.
  5. Is that because people won't take you on elsewhere?

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