Leading change for survival: the rural flexi-school approach

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Poultney, Val and Anderson, Duncan 2019. Leading change for survival: the rural flexi-school approach. BELMAS.
AuthorsPoultney, Val and Anderson, Duncan
Abstract

Nestled in the Staffordshire moorlands, a small rural school appointed a Head Teacher, who also served as teacher, for a school community of 5 children in 2010. Shortly afterwards, the school was earmarked for closure. Passionate for the school to remain open, the Head Teacher sought to adopt a flexi-schooling approach. The school is now at capacity with just under 50 children, most of whom have previously been home educated or school refusers. Carnie (2017) describes flexi-schooling as an agreed contract and partnership whereby the school and family agree responsibilities for the education of the children concerned. It is characterised in part by there being no unique location for education. Parents, according to Neuman & Guterman (2019) are important and active participants in the education of their children. They have a clear educational role working in close collaboration and partnership with the school, where the home environment is central to the teaching process

Keywordsflexi-school; school leadership; rural school; home-schooling
Year2019
PublisherBELMAS
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624232
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Publication dates19 Aug 2019
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AcceptedJul 2019
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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