Examine culture – Why is culture important to a school’s development?

Culture is what makes a school tick. It is the ‘blood’ so to speak that runs through the very fabric of every day. What is given priority in a busy week will be determined by the culture of the setting. What is deemed as important and valuable is determined by the culture.
School development needs a positive culture within which to thrive. Change is hard but is make easier if the group is good.

As Stoll and Fink summise, there are 10 cultural norms that support development:


If these are missing, development is going to be a very hard journey.

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