Drawn from the experience of the Essex Primary School Improvement programme, this book shows how primary schools in the county have improved their standards subsequent to OFSTED inspection. It explores the role of the LEA in supporting schools and their efforts to improve. It also looks at the collaborative relationship that LEAs and schools can form, and the implications for school leadership and for students. The book also sheds light on issues of consultancy, information and data handling, and evaluating school improvement.

chapter |6 pages


part |1 pages

Part 1: Overview and Main Findings

chapter 1|14 pages

Overview of the EPSI Programme

chapter 2|41 pages

Main Findings

part |1 pages

Part 2: School Insights

chapter 4|19 pages

Primary Schools and Pupil ‘Data’

chapter 5|15 pages

Taking Pupil Perspectives Seriously

part |1 pages

Part 3: LEA Insights

chapter 6|14 pages

The LEA and School Improvement

chapter 7|13 pages

Process Consultancy

part |1 pages

Part 4: Wider Issues and Conclusions