I visited a school this morning and was chatting with the headteacher about her leadership philosophy.
As she described her desire to create a place where people were given space to be themselves – and not have to conform to a “clone-like” model of professional practice – I was reminded of a wonderful sign outside South Leith Parish Church in Leith which reads “This church is more than a building, it is a collection of unique people”.
On walking around the building, watching some classes, speaking to staff and knowing the impact that the school is having upon children and families I think it would be fair to adapt the phrase to capture what has been created at this school.
I’m privileged to say that such statement could be used for the majority of schools in East Lothian. Thanks.