Research and analysis

Creating a self-improving school system

Thinkpiece exploring the conditions needed to achieve a sustainable, self-improving school system, focusing on the development of school clusters.

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Creating a self-improving school system

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David H Hargreaves looks at how to create a sustainable, self-improving school system.

The research identifies 4 areas that schools need to develop, in order to work well with other schools:

  • making the most of the benefits of clusters of schools
  • using a local solutions approach
  • stimulating schools to work together
  • expanding system leadership