Challenging the challenged: Developing an improvement programme for schools facing exceptionally challenging circumstances
Reynolds, David, Harris, Alma, Clarke, Paul, Harris, Belinda and James, Sue. (2006) Challenging the challenged: Developing an improvement programme for schools facing exceptionally challenging circumstances. SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT, 17 (4). pp. 425-439. ISSN 0924-3453Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09243450600743509
This article outlines a research and development programme that focused on a group of 8 secondary schools in England. 1 The schools in this study were considered to be facing exceptionally challenging circumstances characterised by high levels of socioeconomic disadvantage and deprivation. They were also schools considered to be seriously underperforming and in need of intensive improvement and support strategies. The article outlines the background, nature, and scope of the improvement programme designed for this group of schools, collectively known as the "OCTET" group. It reflects upon the emerging evidence about improving schools in the most difficult circumstances and argues that more context-specific programmes of intervention are required if the goal of raising performance in such schools is to be realised.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT|
|Publisher:||ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|Official Date:||December 2006|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 425-439|
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