My ' outstanding criteria ' for a school would be one where young people left:
- knowing and believing they can effect change in the world for others,
- fully averse in motivating, engaging and communicating with others,
- fully competent in entrepreneurial skills,
- with core values, social purpose, drive, energy and passion,
- AND exam certificates.
It's not so hard - if 11 year olds can do it, why not 16 and 18 year olds?
If anyone is interested, I'll let you know where it's happening.
I find it so hard now to judge outstanding lessons, when my expectation of outstanding is of much higher.
Imagine our futures if they don't leave school with all of this.