Education and Growing Up
Bazalgette J L,
Reed B D,
Kehoe I F &
Reed J M
This book is about three examples of church schools being transformed. The schools’ morale was at rock bottom, and exam results were far below acceptable. All three schools moved from being the most unpopular, to becoming over-subscribed and rated by Ofsted as improving schools, demonstrated by good standards of teaching in classrooms, rising exam results and falling disciplinary difficulties.
There was only one change of ‘personnel’: the headteacher. The heads’ Christian faith was a core part of their understanding of the meaning of life and the call to work in these particular schools. The heads had the intention of making inclusive schools, open to serving their local communities as they are.
This book is important for national and local policy-makers as well as teachers, parents and educationalists.
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Why do we have recurring behaviour and attendance issues in schools, and what can we do about it? This paper offers the hypothesis that behaviour and attendance problems are largely the result of how our education system only works with parts of the child, and fails to acknowledge and harness the whole developmental process that children and adolescents are going through. Using the case of Dizzie Rascal, the REED RAINBOW of human and social development, and new thinking about ‘child-centred’ practice, the short paper offers tools to enable school staff, and professionals working with schools, to bring about long term transformation in how we understand and practice inclusion in education.
Bazalgette J L
This paper describes how anyone who takes part in an organisation shows how they integrate unconsciously in their behaviour, their own values, thoughts and assumptions about the purpose of that organisation. It shows how Consultant Leaders in education can raise the quality of their work with their clients by paying particular attention to those underlying factors, by using the conceptual tools of Aim Statements, ‘organisation-in-the-mind’, and the continuous process of finding, making and taking roles.
Bazalgette J L
This paper gives details of an action research account of a pilot project designed to lay the foundations for a larger programme.