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August 12, 2022
Inspirational development for teachers
This year’s International Youth Day is all about ‘Creating a World for All Ages’. Changing our world to enable young people to flourish is an inspiring ambition. It’s something that resonates strongly in our education work too. We work with headteachers and school leadership teams to enhance their performance which will ultimately positively impact the young people in their care.
Children spend 13% of their time in school. Their teachers are hugely influential. I’m sure we can all remember teachers from our own childhoods who had a big impact on us; our work ethic, our areas of interest or just made us feel valued. A great teacher can inspire us for a lifetime. I believe teachers and school leaders hold the key to enabling our young people to flourish, they can help to create that world for all ages that the UN is calling for.
Historically, an inspirational teacher was a happy accident. Now we know how to vertically develop school leaders and teachers so that every one of them can inspire their students, every day. It’s something we’ve been working on with TKAT, one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the South and East of England.
The leaders at TKAT faced significant challenges, and these weren’t just connected to teaching through the pandemic. The organisation’s culture was one of top-down command and control, which meant people and schools were working in silos. Better results would come from more collaborations, more interconnectivity, and less distance between the TKAT board and headteachers and staff.
Complete’s work with TKAT combined diagnostic assessments, team development and individual coaching. Our interventions have resulted in a culture of much greater empowerment and inclusion, more creativity and systemic thinking, with strong care and support for everyone.
The great news is that this development for the head teachers is now directly impacting children at TKAT schools for the better.
Matt specialises in developing leaders and teams in education. He believes that development is the missing piece to the education picture and that increasing the capacity of leaders and learners alike can allow leaps of progress and innovation to occur in the whole community.
Matt is driven to define best practice in education for the 21st century. He draws on the development of the self and systems, as well as conscious leadership to create that best practice. With Complete, Matt’s passion is to unlock the capacity of others in education. His vision is for EQ to receive equal recognition to IQ in education.Read bio