My aim is to help schools make their mission and values become more of a reality.
I work as an Education Identity Adviser at a company called Sequential. In this role, I work with Headteachers and school leaders in a wide range of schools and try to contribute to the progression of their mission and values in the areas of dynamic curriculum planning, holistic personal development and Education Identity and tracking and monitoring.
What I’ve found is that as important as any framework used by a school, it is the quality and depth of the application of the framework that makes a difference.
There are 5.5 things I like about FOSIL:
1) It is grounded on education principles that I can relate to and that I believe are important
2) It promotes and positions the library concept as something that belongs at the heart of each school
3) It is comprehensive
4) It has withstood tests of intellectual analysis, pedagogical coherence and real-world application
5) It empowers librarians, teachers or school leaders with academic and philosophical tools to make a more powerful argument for inquiry based learning and in turn to promote importance of the school library
5.5) It is being promoted and cultivated by educationalists I like and trust (academically and morally)
It is for these reasons (paticularly 5.5) that I believe supporting FOSIL will contribute to my aim to helps schools progress their mission and values. I think FOSIL and this website has the potential to make a real difference and I’m looking forward to learning from everyone in this group.