Schools need to develop and evolve to meet the learning needs and interests of their students. The world in which our young folk are growing up is changing and changing fast. A school community that is developing will be reviewing aspects of its focus and ways of working, exploring and researching new ideas and implementing new teaching practices that have been shown to be effective.
Doing this work is neither quick nor easy, and will not go to formula. As the context changes so will our goals and roles. It helps for schools to seek support for this work - the external support of a critical friend, consultant and or coach; connection to a network; sensible and appropriate timelines for change; and processes and a framework for moving beyond a 'trial' through to implementation and then to ensuring it becomes an integral feature of the school.