SERVICE: An Education Department identified as "FAILING" in 2008 is awarded "OUTSTANDING" in 2012!
With rezolvPS support, the leadership
team gained a frank, shared understanding of the historical impact of the
The team built a new definition
of the substantial strategic and operational contribution they wanted to make –
a new vision for Denbighshire learners – and committed to make it happen.
They identified their strategic
role, the key strategic outcomes for the future and the level of influence they
needed to achieve it.
They identified the features of
organisational culture and relationships which would foster a new level of
delivery as leaders of education.
Denbighshire Council Education
Department had faced many challenges and was identified as “failing” in
inspection in 2008. A new Strategic
Director was appointed who wanted a tailor-made programme to transform the
culture of his team and organisation – a
breakthrough culture and approach that would build clarity across the service and
raise substantially their impact.
Using rezolvPS processes we enabled
the Senior Leadership team to:
engage with each other, jointly facing into realities
of their historical performance;
build a common understanding of high achievement
focused upon children’s learning;
build motivation to “make the breakthrough”;
identify the key ingredients of a culture that
“breaks through” to high achievement.
Strategic Director, Hywyn Williams:
“The training and ensuing actions
paid real dividends. The positive, ambitious culture that developed paved
the way towards an inspection report in 2012 where leadership was deemed