1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Outstanding school query

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by dizzymai, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    There's a deputy headship advertised at a local outstanding school and it ticks many of my criteria- not an academy and not a church school. I've read the OFSTED report and I'm left wondering what I could bring to the school, since it is Outstanding in every category. I know there is always room for improvement but what is it like working as a Deputy in a school which has already 'got there?' Obviously I will learn a lot but I want to feel I would have something to offer and have some work to do!

    Your thoughts welcome. Theo and everyone.
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    .

    I have been mulling this over - and then I forgot to reply.

    Sorry @dizzymai .

    For a start a new colleague can always bring a different perspective and new ideas. And sustaining Outstanding is hard without new input, i feel.

    There are a couple of interesting things available to read

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustaining-outstanding-provision-over-time

    https://schoolleaders.thekeysupport...g-a-school-outstanding-examples-of-strategies

    And you might even like to think of transferable practices from the wider area of leadership

    http://www.mbs.ac.uk/news/school-ne...mance-succeeding-though-the-talent-of-people/

    From this I think that it seems clear that investing in your staff is a number one focus.

    best wishes

    .
     
  3. dizzymai

    dizzymai New commenter

    Thank you Theo x
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    .

    (The missing thumbs-up emoticon)

    .
     

Share This Page