Research and analysis

School leadership for a self-improving system: seminar report

A summary of a seminar in November 2012 that identified the main challenges and opportunities of a self-improving school system.



This self-improving school system seminar, held on 27 and 28 November 2012 in Nottingham, considered the:

  • current trends and momentum towards a self-improving school system
  • issues that are emerging
  • implications for leadership, the system, and the National College

The seminar explored 4 questions:

  1. How is the school landscape evolving today, in England and abroad?
  2. How far are we in ensuring all leaders have the skills and confidence to make the best of autonomy and lead a self-improving system?
  3. What are the challenges and opportunities for leaders and leadership?
  4. What are the implications for the National College and the wider system?

The summary of a seminar held in November 2011 on the same subject is also available.