CASE STUDY - PRIMARY SCHOOL STAFF GROUP

REPONSES TO QUESTIONS

Q1. WHEN BEING A MEMBER OF THE GROUP REALLY WORKED FOR ME

Pleasure and pride at being able to praise the school's children for their good behaviour on key occasions

To get feedback from parents (about school panto) which they had enjoyed

The "extras" that the school does… which have a sense of fun!

Assembly …to see the group behaviour

Poetry Day (the inclusion)… School secretary who read a poem and the children saw her in new light

Newsletter

Being involved

Supportive governance

Openness

Pantomime - the school as a community and the positive feedback

Poetry Day - the community

School trip.. children looked for butterflies.. to see their sense of wonder and enjoyment

Partnership .. with the school … from nursery perspective

Running the bookshop

Xmas Production.. the team effort

Challenges in being part of the school

Assembly… and the sharing of work

Conker Competition (Organised by the children)!!

Q2. WHEN BEING A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL STAFF COMMUNITY WAS NOT ENJOYABLE

Uncomfortable meetings

Friction as an obstacle to learning

Lack of feedback on performance

Simply "overdue for a rest"

No feedback leading to lack of morale

Lack of knowledge in the face of demanding new circumstances (at last Governor's meeting)

Uncertain future in the context of own employment

Poor communications

Non-essential meetings

Pace of change, and great uncertainties

Feeling of lack of control

Parents views which can sometimes be very unsupportive

Some children's attitude to learning which can provide obstacles to others' learning

Q3 KEY WORDS WHICH REFLECT THE CORE VALUES I WOULD LIKE TO SEE EMBEDDED IN THE SCHOOL

Challenging

Caring

Openness

Professional

Respect

Excitement

Learning

Security

Peer teaching

Communication

Commitment

Excellence

Good Discipline

Support

Part of Community

Mutual respect ~ parents and teachers

Working Together

Building Relationships

Good Manners

Positive Attitudes

Recognising Individuals

Focused on aims

Approachability

Fun

Understanding of children

Problem-facing

Supportive of individuals (staff and children)

Innovative

Welcoming

Builds on life Experience

Honesty

Courtesy

Love

Pleasure in Learning