Today, the challenge that all schools face is to keep on improving the standard of teaching in the classroom. After all, it is our core business. Headline figures, levels of progress, behaviour management – you can forget all of these unless you prioritise on the one fundamental building block that will impact on everything else – the quality of teaching that our young people receive every day. Once we begin to makes strides in improving this, only then will we see sustainable improvements in education. Too many schools get obsessed with intervention strategies year after year, trying to fix the fact that their students have been sold short over the past 24 months. This sticky plaster approach to raising achievement is unsustainable and as school leaders we must get to the root of these problems – we must continue to strive to improve the quality of teaching in our classrooms.
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