The trigger for this programme was 18th March when the Government announced that every school was effectively closing until further notice (with the exception of a small number of pupils) due to coronavirus pandemic.
The programme was designed with two complementary foci. These were:
- To support all staff with strategies to cope with the challenging situation of school closure and support them to prepare for the huge challenges of re-opening a school following a long period of enforced closure. This strand of the programme was entitled, ˜The Uncertainty Principle™.
- Work with leaders at all levels to focus on developing capacity to raise performance in their teams through effective learning. The lockdown provided a unique opportunity for leaders at the Academy to engage in slow-thinking. Reflecting and analysing key areas that had previously not been fully explored due to operational busy-ness.
Read more about the project and read the judges' comments here