Schools are no different from any other organization intent upon sustainability, competitiveness, customer satisfaction, staff motivation and the building of purposeful relationships across the wider community or catchment.
Successful organizations ARE learning organizations where learning permeates the entire organizational fabric. ‘Total quality’ requires learning to steer not only the vision for the future but the planning, problem-solving and decision-making processes that encourage the freedom to experiment and to embrace change. For schools to be recognized as true learning organizations their performance is judged by much more than results and league tables, rather by the pervading culture, the welcome and atmosphere at the door, the general demeanor of staff and students; by a hunger for the obtaining and sharing of new knowledge; by a collective confidence founded in systematic procedure and by a style of leadership that engages, motivates, re-enforces and inspires trust.
ISO 9001 the nationally recognized ‘Total Quality Standard’
finds 7 critical principles to underpin the management of quality to a standard worthy of accreditation. In each case, learning lies at the very heart of their execution and attainment …
THE LEARNING SCHOOL pursues total quality principles …
Research tells us that Learning Power also relies on 7 pillars of proficiency … and that they underpin the realization of an ambition to create a LEARNING SCHOOL:
THE LEARNING QUALITY METHODOLOGY
We have developed a simple process that will enable every school, whatever its circumstances, to take a first step on the ladder to creating a quality learning environment …. you can