Journey to become an 'outstanding' school: case studies
Get advice and inspiration from other schools about how they turned the dial to push school improvement, and to go on to be rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
There’s no blueprint to becoming an ‘outstanding’ school – each school will have its own unique journey, context and practices that made it happen for them.
So don’t be disheartened if the school featured in this article has a different set-up or context to your school. Instead, use our case study:
- As inspiration for developing your school’s approach to improving its practice
- To identify individual ideas, concepts or practices that you can adapt to your school’s context and needs
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Consider your school’s practice in these 3 areas
Although there’s no exact recipe to an ‘outstanding’ judgement, the school we spoke to identified 3 factors that it says were important for its school’s development:
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