Netherfield primary school is judged by Ofsted as outstanding. Netherfield’s principal Sharon Gray (ecl foundation trustee) is probably the UK’s leading educational practitioner in the use of the ecl philosophy and systemic approaches. ‘It is our absolute foundation’ she says and is enabling a level of creativity not only in the school itself but also in the wider community. A UK government IQ initiatives report (2013) states, “there is tangible evidence that through its systemic approach, with and through parents and the community, that the community itself is being transformed in a positive way”.