Achieving instructional excellence

This episode features a walk through some of the rubrics of a school turnaround programme. The object of a school turnaround programme is achieving instructional excellence and rendering appropriate and adequate support to all students and every child.

Every child in a turnaround school is recognised as an independent entity requiring special attention. A school turnaround programme is time-bound. Well planned and executed school turnaround programmes should mature and show significant student gains from year one to the third year.

Any school turnaround agenda which requires a gestation period beyond three years may be doomed and most unlikely to succeed in making an impact on learning outcomes.

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