Combatting isolation in coastal schools

We are pleased to share with you the following article which has been published by The Future Leaders Trust.

Many coastal schools in England face unique challenges after decades of economic decline. As a result, children across large swathes of the coast are underachieving. The Future Leaders Trust, whose mission is to raise the achievement of all children, regardless of background, has expanded from its roots in inner-city schools to become a national programme. The Talented Leaders programme in particular works with schools in coastal and rural areas.

Recent research by Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope and Dr Rowena Passy set out to identify the measures taken by head teachers to move their coastal schools towards an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted categorisation. Its findings tally with head teachers’ experiences of how effective leadership makes a clear and positive impact.

Please click here to read the report which examines why coastal schools fail and how head teachers are turning them around.

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