Case study: Cressex Community School, High Wycombe.
Over the last two years Cressex Community School has moved from crumbly old buildings into a state of the art new school. It also converted into a Co-operative Trust. This case study looks at the remarkable transformations that have occurred at the school.
Cressex Community School adopted a Co-operative Trust model of governance about two years ago. The process of change led by Headteacher, David Hood and the governing body used the co-operative model to transform the school.
Education policies have a mixed record in tackling social disadvantage. But collaboration between schools, school-wide policies and community involvement have all been shown to make a real difference where there is a shared vision of school governance. .
"Miss is this really ours?" article taken from Every Child Journal Vol 24 2011
The school is now going from strength to strength and is showing how the co-operative model and ethos can help transform a school. In 2010 its GCSE results were the best ever, enrolment is rising, and OFSTED in 2011 described the 'strong and determined leadership at all levels' that was bringing about improvements at the school.
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