An Education in High Standards and Ambition; YOUR HONOUR Avtar Singh Manget MBE Believes in Inspiring His Pupils to Aim for the Top - and His Philosophy Is Working
Mbe, Avtar Singh Manget, The Birmingham Post (England)
It's 3.20 pm, school is over for today, and the 360 pupils of Wilkes Green Junior School flock to the school gates to meet their parents.
Amidst the happy reunions of parents and children stands headteacher Avtar Singh Mangat as he does this time every day. One minute he gently inquires as to the well-being of a housewife, the next minute a bright-eyed boy offers him a sweet.
This sunny afternoon Wilkes Green Junior School is the essence of a well-run and inviting school, but when Avtar Singh Mangat came here 11 years ago the picture was quite different.
Then it was an old-fashioned school with grotty corridors, teachers tucked away in separate classrooms and very little overall planning. …
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Publication information: Article title: An Education in High Standards and Ambition; YOUR HONOUR Avtar Singh Manget MBE Believes in Inspiring His Pupils to Aim for the Top - and His Philosophy Is Working. Contributors: Mbe, Avtar Singh Manget - Author. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: October 23, 1999. Page number: 62. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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