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Initiative developed to create "world-class schools"

11/05/2016 Joanna

Professor Deborah Eyre, an advisor to governments and educational foundations on five continents, has launched a new initiative in a bid to create a collection of "world-class schools".

Her new organisation, High Performance Learning, aims to partner with top-performing schools in order to help them reach even higher levels of success.

Speaking at the annual conference of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) in London, Professor Eyre said that she believes the highest performing schools should have the freedom to expand further. She aims to challenge these schools to reach even higher levels of achievement. 

"We are on the cusp of moving through and beyond the school improvement agenda," Professor Eyre said. "You can now create your own world-class school. It’s like the difference between travelling by sat nav and following your own map."

One way that Professor Eyre believes schools can do this is to ensure they are not "writing off" students who don't excel at an early age.

"If you’re not doing well at maths at eight, it shouldn’t affect how well you do in maths at 18. Everybody can be a high performer. We are moving away from the idea that it’s all in the genes to the idea that it’s all to play for," she stated.

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