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Investors in People website.
Kenton School first achieved ‘Investors in People’ status in December 1995 and was most recently revaluated in March 2005. The report highlights the equality of opportunity strongly featured within Kenton School with open opportunity for everyone to access learning appropriate to job or personal development needs. The school's mission statement of "Education for Life" and "Commitment to the Continual Training and Development for all Teaching and Support Staff' is a true reflection of the way that the school operates.
What benefit is our partnership with Investors in People to our students?
Every second Wednesday our teaching - and all related - staff are in attendance to discuss training issues and their own personal and professional development. Some typical key points for potential improvement are listed here but this is not a rigid process and sessions can reflect recent developments.
Challenge low expectations as part of your learning vision
This learning vision must be focused on learning at all levels: students, adults who work in school and the school organisation. Everyone can learn.
Put people at the centre; don’t neglect emotions
Change is an intensely personal experience and leaders need to communicate to people that they are aware of their abilities, worth and responsibilities. Leaders need to take these into account when managing change.
Cultivate development-friendly norms
Change the culture of the school so that there is commitment to values such as continuous improvement, life-long learning and risk taking.
Become learning experts: model, promote and support professional learning
Provide a range of opportunities for adults who work in school to become more expert in student learning and to share responsibility for organising learning experiences.
Change structures where necessary
Adapt timetables, create new policies, amend roles and responsibilities to help facilitate and co-ordinate the improvement process.
Promote collective responsibility; develop school-based professional community
This means developing a sense of responsibility and accountability for change and improvement amongst everyone in the school.