School Culture Surveys and
Development Programmes for Schools
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"School culture influences what people pay attention to, how they identify with the school, how hard they work, and the degree to which they achieve their goals".
Professor Kent Peterson, University of Wisconsin
What is school culture, and why is it important?
Put simply, school culture can be seen as the underlying attitudes, beliefs and priorities of your staff team. Each staff grouping may hold shared or disparate cultural values. Because these influential norms are often held at a subconscious level, they are powerful shapers of behaviour and expectation, and also generally unidentified. They are significant determinants of the success or otherwise of school improvement policies and strategies. Our research has identified 15 key cultural aspects of successful, and improving, schools. The 360 Group School Culture Instrument identifies these elements, and our support programme helps you to re-align those which will not contribute positively to your development agenda by working to change staff attitudes and values in a non-threatening way.
So it's possible to change the culture of my school?
Absolutely, and surprisingly quickly. Precisely because the majority of cultural elements are held subconsciously, they are generally not the result of deliberation and decision; instead, they are almost always simply 'assimilated' by your staff as a result of exposure to your school's 'institutional narrative'. Change the narrative and the culture of your school will change also. We work with you to decide how to shape and express the positive narrative you wish to be the hallmark of your school.
What does the School Culture programme involve?
A year’s programme will include :
- working together to design a school-specific instrument, identifying the cultural attitudes of the groups you specify
- producing the e-questionnaires
- providing your dedicated, secure webspace
- collating and analyzing responses
- producing the confidential Report
- a one-to-one personal feedback interview with one of our consultants (all of whom are former headteachers)
- agreement and implementation of the head’s activity plan to focus on the development of targeted inputs and improved skills
- four development consultancy meetings (one each half term) to monitor and evaluate progress
- production of the follow-up, evaluative School Culture survey and report
I’m interested. How do I get more information?
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