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School improvement: Peer review & collaboration

Peer reviews have been described as a driving force for school improvement. Laura McPhee considers which approaches can lead to maximum impact

Schools nationally face a number of far-ranging barriers: funding is increasingly sparse, deprivation is high, and more pupils than ever before are experiencing mental health challenges.

Emerging evidence shows that schools can improve faster and more sustainably by working together. Schools up and down the country are overcoming barriers through collaboration, sharing best practice and facilitated peer review. But with competing priorities and increasing demands on our time, how can leaders ensure that these processes have maximum impact and drive school improvement?

In September 2019, the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) published a report entitled The principles of effective school-to-school peer review. The report aimed to:

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