Compton School in Barnet is...
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Steve Dawson has transformed his music department and has improved behaviour and achievement throughout his school by introducing African drumming.
Following a damning Ofsted report, Steve was sent to Newcastle-under-Lyme Community High School to revitalise their music department. He raised enough money for every student in his class to have their own West African djhemba.
It soon became obvious the drumming exercises boost pupils' self-esteem, and being part of a band encourages students to respect others. Participation in Steve's band has led to less behavioural problems and exclusions.
Part of the series: Inspirations