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Building belonging provides all the tools school leaders need to help unlock rapid school improvement by introducing The Emotional Wellbeing School Improvement Framework. Building on a robust evidence base it ensures everyone has a clear understanding of their collective destination by drawing on the views of all stakeholders to help ensure your organisation can prioritise objectives to best meet the needs of your young people. This is a practical, comprehensive guide to moving from unconscious to conscious competence in driving school improvement while protecting the emotional wellbeing of children and staff in a way that's proven to make a difference.Beginning with the genesis of the Framework this book gives readers a step-by-step guide to how to make it work in their own specific setting. The framework helps build capacity and the flexibility to support elsewhere as the direction of travel remains constant and everyone is clear about what they need to do, even if senior leaders move on. It also support succession planning as aspiring leaders know the systems and can step up much more smoothly.Crucially the framework does not dictate how to do things. It strives for aligned autonomy, meaning that leaders are free to draw on their contextual wisdom to inform their leadership actions and approaches while addressing the framework objectives.