These ideas can raise your awareness of how you can build on and share your success, both within and beyond your school.
Within the school
Within your school, you could share success with children, throughout the school or by means of your self-evaluation form (SEF).
Involve children in identifying their success and work with them to understand how it has been achieved. Help them to see what they need to do next, building on successful learning approaches.
Through the school
If successful practice in narrowing the gaps has been identified:
- in one aspect/area of mathematics, consider how other aspects/areas might benefit from similar approaches and actions
- with one group, reflect on the steps taken to make the difference and adopt and adapt for working with other groups
- in one class, help to share practice across the school; it needs to be systematic and organised and could be shared by using a lesson-study approach or other form of classroom-based collaborative partnership
- in mathematics across the school, reflect on how the actions and approaches can be used to narrow the gaps in other areas of learning.
Through your SEF
You can use your self-evaluation form to record success.
Beyond the school
Outside the school, you can share success with other schools and with parents and governors.
With other schools
You can share success through networks, local mathematics subject-leader meetings, through the work of leading teachers, via school improvement partners and so on.
With parents and governors
Make clear what progress has been made and explain in detail what made the difference. Encourage parents to take a keen interest in continued progress and help them to see how they might support their children's learning. It is important that governors know which groups of children have been targeted, what success they have met and how it has been achieved.