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- Education Professionals
Particularly helpful for secondary governors and school leaders, find out how valuable a SIP can be to a new headteacher.
According to Jan Palmer Sayer, headteacher at Hertswood Arts Specialist College, the two most important relationships a headteacher can have is with their school improvement partner and their chair of governors.
As a new headteacher, Jan joined the college five years after its very unpopular creation and had her work cut out to improve standards, develop the arts specialism and continue to engage the community.
As she did not know the community and history of the school, she found her school improvement partner and chair of governors to be the greatest support to her.
Three years ago, when the head of art left and results in that area plummeted, Jan, her SIP and the chair of governors, came up with a unique solution to solving their staffing issues.
Part of the series: Working with SIPs