CORE Directors Ali Hughes and Derek Wenmoth visited England in June to pursue contacts and follow up on the conclusion of a successful school pilot of the Educational Positioning System (EPS).
The EPS school pilot was completed by the time they arrived, and the evaluation, carried out by an independent reviewer, exceeded expectations.
“The Head and Deputy Head of the school involved are now strong advocates of the EPS process, after witnessing the impact of its use on staff and its contribution to a shared approach to strategic planning. The pilot was so successful that the school extended the survey to include all the staff, including support staff during the summer term.” Derek says.
Typical feedback from the school included the following comments:
“The online surveys part of the EPS process has showed the differences between groups in the school, and how they see the school...Seeing the outliers meant we are more transparent with each other, honest and open.” (Deputy Head)
“We have now grouped several departments together to work together on strategic planning —that’s never happened before...” (Headteacher)
“One HOD could see how she could use the data with her department, and that has got her enthusiastic about leading the team in a way we hadn’t seen before.” (Deputy Head)
The school will now roll out the EPS system with the community and students at the start of the new school year (September).