Call To Action: Going Phone Free. How to enact whole school behaviour change. Leann Swaine, Headteacher, East Barnet School
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Leann Swaine was the Associate Headteacher of East Barnet School when she wanted to make a change. One day she was in the school corridor when an event inspired her to go on the journey to make the school phone free. East Barnet is a mixed secondary with 1400 students. It’s a school big enough to make tasks like “going phone free” seem daunting.
In this episode Leann tells us how she prepared her staff and students for the upcoming change.
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Whether you believe phones should be banned from schools or not, this is a fascinating case study of change.
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The one service she couldn’t do without.
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