Research and analysis

A self-improving school system: towards maturity

A look at the progress that has been made towards a self-improving school system since 2010.


A self-improving school system: towards maturity

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Professor David H Hargreaves looks at how the self-improving school system has developed since 2010. In this thinkpiece he:

  • concentrates on the nature of deep partnerships between schools and the action needed to achieve them
  • discusses the challenges of initiating and maintaining partnerships or alliances between schools
  • updates and broadens the maturity model outlined in Leading a self-improving system

The revised maturity model is relevant to all inter-school partnerships, not just teaching school alliances.

Published 1 October 2012