A self-improving school system
In an era of diminishing centralisation, accelerating the rate and depth of school improvement and reducing the number of underperforming schools requires a new vision. Since the birth of school improvement in the 1980s, the quality of school leadership has increased sharply and most schools have gained experience of working in partnerships and networks of many kinds. Increased decentralisation offers an opportunity for the school system to build on these and become self-improving.
David H Hargreaves writes about what a future school system might look like. He explores the conditions necessary to achieve a sustainable, self-improving school system, with a particular focus on the development of school clusters, local solutions, co-construction and system leaders.