We must encourage and support the things that work; the projects, challenges and initiatives like breakfast clubs, Mathletics, music and the arts, STEPS, Every Child Counts, Every Child a Reader, mentoring and coaching.
We must celebrate everyone's successes and achievements with t-shirts, buttons, badges, wristbands, certificates, awards, chocolate, flowers, cards and letters!
We must find, nurture and sustain talent and potential in all our colleagues and all our children and young people.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
We must declare war on complexity; keep it simple and create simply beautiful systems to reinforce and develop a culture of excellence.
COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE
And as we face such uncertain and troubling times in education we must above all tell and share our stories of success with anyone and everyone who wants to hear them.