We need to be careful because organisations strive to maintian the status quo; defending the outcomes they are already achieving. Systems, standards, routines and structures work to prevent change and try their best to keep things as they are. But if we keep doing what we have always done we will continue to get what we have always got and it simply isn't good enough. However, the evidence suggests that there are sufficient centres of excellence which we can grow and share and learn from to achieve a real step change in outcomes.
The opportunities this learning journey provides are exciting and scary at the same time. We must work hard to release the enormous untapped potential that sits in our offices, staffrooms and classrooms and whose curiosity, creativity and innovation must be at the heart of a new drive for excellence. This requires commitment to cultural change, to learning and working together, to curriculum and professional development progranmmes.