A head teacher’s insightful and engaging account of how to go about developing a shared vision and threading it through the school’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations.
When one or more aspects of a school’s provision or curriculum breaks down, all too often the leadership team will jump from one idea to another in a bid to remedy the problem. This, however, can lead to blurred vision and possible confusion. Leaders may then wonder why the remedies aren’t working and are likely to scramble for more, hopefully better, ideas.
Armando Di-Finizio, however, believes that the key to success lies in the school’s ethos and in the daily manifestation of its underpinning principles.
A Head Full of Ethos weaves Armando’s experiences and lessons learned from his 30-plus years of school leadership into an engaging illustration of the principles which have supported him in developing new ideas, as well as adopting and adapting the ideas of others, in his varied settings. In doing so, Armando explores the elements that help contribute to nurturing a positive school ethos and how to go about securing buy-in from staff in cultivating a positive teaching and learning environment for pupils and staff alike.