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‘A Trouble-shooter Calls’: The Role of the Independent Consultant

WithJames Learmonth, Kathy Lowers

So what can an external consultant offer to schools in difficulty? In this chapter we offer two separate perspectives-one drawn from experience in secondary schools, the other from primary school experience-and provide some common principles that might usefully underpin the approach external consultants take to work with schools in difficulty.