Berkhamsted School has a long history, formed in 1541, under license from Henry VIII.
In 1996 Berkhamsted School merged with other independent schools located in the same town, and over the last two years two additional prep schools have been acquired, which has enabled a restructuring project leading to the formation of Berkhamsted Schools Group. There has, therefore, been a period of significant change, both in terms of structure and with regard to internal practices, such as teaching and learning and performance management.
Much has been achieved, however more adjustment is needed as the school works towards its aims and objectives in terms of embracing change. The main aim of Berkhamsted Schools Group is to deliver a broad education with the highest possible standards of teaching and learning and pastoral care within and beyond the classroom.
To help solve this problem Akabusi Plus ran a Future Search event for the 200 strong teaching body. The event took the delegates through a process of reflection of past achievements, recognition of current concerns and envisaging future conditions. The question to be answered was – what makes a good teacher?
To prepare for the event insight was gained, from interviews and focus groups, to ensure the content was “on message” with a kick off session held to prepare delegates ahead of the event.
Akabusi Plus delivered an event where the delegates worked together to find answers to the questions above.The event was highly interactive to ensure that the outcomes were representative of the teaching group – their voice. Every delegate had their voice heard and made their key issues known – the event was high on energy and inspiration.
The customer, the Principal and Vice Principal, observed how their team worked on some tough questions and in mixed groups. The outputs from the exercises provided some new and valuable insights into the views of their team and what they considered important – the feedback was un-varnished.
Akabusi Plus is a partnership between The Akabusi Company and 6two6 Limited. We believe in using energy and inspiration to help people change. We provide clarity, engagement and alignment through facilitated workshops. Our customers are able to move forward positively and with more energy to achieve their objectives.
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