Learner Expectations

A discussion about top level influence on performance levels In May 2007 Teachers TV filmed the lives of four Year 8 pupils at Hove Park Park Secondary School in Brighton: Robert, Louise, Bradley and Jack. Six leading practitioners watched the films and give their frank opinions on what they feel the films reveal about the critical issue of student aspirations – and how teachers can best raise them.

They argue that pupils and teachers perform best in an atmosphere of very high expectations with a relentless drive for improvement coming from the top. They suggest teachers need to give pupils detailed ideas of how to improve level by level and that staff can raise their game by learning from the most effective teachers in the school.

The experts are:
Corinne Franceschi, Deputy Head of Gable Hall School and former SSAT adviser
Phil Beadle, consultant and author
Heather Flint, former Headteacher of Waldegrave School
Tom Barwood, education consultant
Brin Best, education consultant and author
Helen Todd, Edison achievement advisor

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