Case Studies: Haywood School and Community,
Service: developing leadership within a community
process had a fundamental effect on the leaders. Whilst their previous interest in the
community was undisputed, the process enabled them to focus their commitment to
engaging the community.
a life-shaping insight into the perception of children which led her to
reformulate her strategy in leading the schools in her area. Another gained personal clarity and
commitment that bettered the community – and got her an exciting new job. Yet another reconstructed his own role in
influencing and leading the Council and community, gaining recognition for his
ability to ask for much and inspire them to achieve it.
Consultation with children showed that the key intervention
needed in order to improve children’s lives and learning lay in engaging the
community. A small number of key
individuals wished to take this role and needed support to develop appropriate
process enables individuals to clarify what really counts for them and their
communities and then focus upon achieving it.
individuals – a County Councillor, leader of an Excellence in Cities cluster, a
Minister and a local secondary headteacher – were involved in a challenging
series of personal coaching and development.
one-to-one coaching sessions each person grappled with the personal challenge
of leading the community for children.
In intervening periods, they engaged in assignments that enabled them to
reformulate what they wish to achieve and discover new motivation to achieve