Principal Jean Styles reveals the key role played by Edmonton district. The principals are a tightly knit and supportive unit who meet monthly for collaborative discussions about curriculum and teaching practice.
The programme explores the choice available to parents. In a number of primary schools two programmes operate side by side – a mainstream programme with children working in mixed ability groups and a more traditional, ‘Cogito’ programme, with children sitting in rows with the teacher at the front.
One principal states that the success of the choice agenda has had a profound impact on new private schools. ‘By all means set up’ he says ?and we’ll blow you out of the water’