Deborah Sutton Craig Avieson, Nadia Paczuska and Phil Humphreys
Examining the long-standing concern over the low performance of schools in coastal areas, this publication draws on the findings a 2010 study of pupils entering a coastal school that had converted to academy status. The study found that the factors affecting coastal schools were geographical, economical and cultural. The negative impacts of these factors can be traced to the notion of isolation in these areas.
This follow up publication offers solutions by head teachers of costal schools. They suggest that schools can act as points of activity in the local community and counteract the issues of isolation.
Through the series of case studies the head teachers argue that a combination of strategic goals to counter isolation, along with the driving force of a resilient and inspiring leadership team, can bring the school and community together to the benefit of the school's pupils.
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