Illustrates in detail how school leaders can successfully embed the Learning Power Approach (LPA) in their school’s culture and empower teachers to deliver its benefits to their students.
The LPA is a way of teaching which aims to develop all students as confident and capable learners – ready, willing, and able to choose, design, research, pursue, troubleshoot, and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out.
This approach also affords a clear view of the valued, sought-after outcomes of education – developing character strengths as well as striving for academic success – which underpin everything in the school: the curriculum content, the structure of the timetable, the forms of assessment, communication with parents, and the pedagogical style of every member of staff.
The school leader’s job, therefore, is to provide direction and signal the standards aimed for in all these different aspects of school life – and Powering Up Your School sets out a detailed explanation of how this can be accomplished. It distils into a series of illuminating case studies the lessons learned by a wide range of school principals who have successfully undertaken the LPA journey, and presents a variety of practical strategies geared to enable school leaders to make a positive impact on the lives of both their staff and their students.
Powering Up Your School is the fourth instalment in the Learning Power series.