Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)

Sustainable strategies for school improvement: lessons learnt through national challenge

Norman, Paul (2011) Sustainable strategies for school improvement: lessons learnt through national challenge. [ Research Associate full reports ]

download?id=149410&filename=sustainable-strategies-for-school-improvement-full-report.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Permission Granted by Copyright Owner.

Download (275kB) | Preview


National Challenge raised the bar with regard to school performance, setting a baseline of expectation that, by 2011, all schools would achieve at least 30 per cent of students gaining 5 A*-C grades including English and maths (National College 2010). Over 600 schools were initially identified in June 2008 and a range of support strategies and funding was put in place (DCSF 2008a). Over the first year a number of schools succeeded in making significant progress, with many moving beyond the baseline measure. This study, at the end of the first full year of National Challenge, aimed to identify, within a small sample of schools that have successfully raised attainment during this period: —— what common factors were present in them on embarking on National Challenge and —— what key leadership strategies have been used in raising attainment A review of literature and interviews with leaders within these schools clarify which issues and approaches had greatest impact and could be considered as sustainable for longer-term improvement.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's services
Series Name: Research Associate full reports
Depositing User: Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 09:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:38
Edit Item Edit Item