Below is a summary of an email I sent to my new school after Vic really kindly invited me to visit Passmores, a school which shares a similar profile and similar issues to the school I’m about to start working in. He gave me almost three hours of his time. His pride in and love of his school was truly infectious and his willingness to – and enjoyment in – sharing so many brilliant ideas has left me reeling with the possibilities! I focused on Pupil Premium (particularly in relation to attendance and well-being), Teaching and Learning, and staff well-being.
Hard to identify one specific successful strategy, but here are some things they do at Passmores –
A big focus on mental health, which is an issue for many students (I really liked the fact that the ‘inclusion’ department, which includes learning support, a full-time school counsellor…
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