The number 1 principle that is secretly killing school improvement | Jay Ashcroft

One single principle has gained huge ground in our education system and it’s wreaking long term havoc for our schools. It’s the short term fix. 
There is no shortcut to improving learning in a school. You can achieve a short-term spike in results with quick-fix measures (often at the expense of long term success), or you can achieve long-term success with an in-depth, holistic approach. Nothing demonstrates the perils of the quick fix more clearly than the modern phenomenon of the so-called ‘superhead’. They are typically seen as having outstanding qualities as a leader and come well-regarded…

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