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EiC Champions on Duck Tour

The School Improvement Team works with schools facing challenging circumstances and those causing concern.  Working with schools and our partners we have developed a range of initiatives to support better ways of working.  Our aim is to transform the delivery of education so that every pupil has the opportunity to reach his or her true potential. 

The site has information on schools causing concern (SCC), schools facing challenging circumstances (SfCC) and  Partnerships.  The Excellence section gives a wealth of information on the successful Excellence in Cities (EiC) policy.

Details of the City Challenge initiatives in London, Greater Manchester and the Black Country are available at 

Latest News and Events Latest News and Events
* Amended Statutory Guidance [07.10.08]
A revised version of the Statutory Guidance on Schools Causing Concern has now been published. >>
* School Improvement season on Teachers TV [06.05.08]
From 21 April to 4 May, Teachers TV featured a fortnight of programmes considering how school leaders, teachers, governors and support staff can all contribute to school improvement and help their pupils achieve better results. These programmes are still available to view. >>
* The Improving School Programme (ISP) [19.05.08]
A leaflet has been produced to share the learning from the ISP and to explain what has been effective and why. >>
* Emotional Intelligence Conference 21 June 2007 [17.05.07]
Announcing a one day conference - Emotional Intelligence: EQ at the Heart of our Schools on 21 June 2007 >>
* A Report on Moving Beyond the Floor Target [17.05.08]
In 2007 the DCSF provided additional support for primary schools that had been below the 65% floor target for four years or more. This report features 20 schools that were very successful in raising standards. >>
Who's in the Hot Seat?
Each term team leaders from School Improvement and Excellence will be in the hotseat for one week to answer your questions and to receive any feedback from you. Meet the team