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Case study: Getting whole-school behaviour right

After leading his inner city Manchester school to an outstanding in all areas Ofsted judgement, headteacher Neville Beischer says that student behaviour is the secret for those searching for whole-school improvement. He explains his school’s ethos and approach

Wright Robinson College is currently riding on “the crest of a wave”. The school’s success is the evidence behind the theory.

I am one of the longest serving secondary headteachers in the country, having held my current post for more than 25 years. In that time, I have seen 12 CEOs come and go and at least 100 headteachers that have resigned, retired or been dismissed in Greater Manchester.

Whether we like it or not, as headteachers it is a volatile educational world that we live in.

We sink or swim in a climate which revolves around short-term results, so surviving 25 years leading one of the biggest schools in the country and achieving the highest accolade a school can achieve, an Ofsted judgement of outstanding, is an accomplishment of which I am proud.

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