One of our series of podcast disucssions on school improvement.

davidkershawIn this podcast, Dave Jobbings interviews David Kershaw C.B.E., an accredited School Improvement Partner (SIP) and National Challenge Adviser with direct experience in working with schools to improve educational outcomes.

Since retiring as a very successful head teacher at Coundon Court School and Community College in Coventry (UK), David has extensive experience of secondary school improvement activities with the former Department of Children, Families and Schools (DCSF), the Department for Education (DFE), local authorities and other organisations charged with improving schools. He has a strong track record of leading and providing support and challenge for the benefit of all the students in many different types of secondary schools, including academies, and at local authority level.

In this podcast, David talks frankly about the SIP pilot programme, shares his experience of the assessment and training provided and outlines the type of work he has undertaken with three pilot schools during the 2004-05 academic year.

His enthusiasm for school improvement shines through. In the podcast David highlights the importance of working in partnership and developing relationships based on trust with leading professionals to secure effective school improvement.

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