World Youth Skills Day on 15th July celebrates the ultimate premise of our mission here at WCSQM – to identify, enhance and celebrate the skills and competencies of our young people. Use our free classroom resources to mark the day at your school.
Following the recent government Schools White Paper in which it sets out the case for a fully trust led system, our Director investigates what makes a ‘strong MAT’ and outlines why it’s the quality of the students that determines the quality of the institution.
Written by Danielle Finlay, Senior Leader at Sandringham School, St Albans and WCSQM Associate, this blog highlights how Sandringham’s summer school will give prospective year 7s the opportunity to get ahead prior to embarking on their secondary school experience.
We know these are challenging times and we know our students have been duly challenged by them. This is beyond doubt. However, we are uncertain as to what the effect on our students has really been, what it means for their future and what we should do about it.
Therefore, my suggested response to GCSE results for World Class school leaders is to look where they might not have looked before, to find a chink in the armour of previous data analysis. My suggestion is to look at summer-born boys. (more…)
I am in the privileged position of seeing lots of amazing practice, and I am often asked what the best things are that I’ve seen. (more…)
As leaders of World Class schools you are non-complacent. On receipt of the GCSE results, however impressive your student progress, you will analyse what more you could have done, and what more you can do. (more…)