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School-to-school improvement: Peer review with a purpose

Following the nine principles of effective school-to-school peer review, two south London primary schools have embarked on a new collaboration focused on behaviour. Laura McPhee reports
Working together: Pupils from Rosendale Primary School in south London. The leadership teams of Rosendale and Loughborough Primary School have been working in partnership on school improvement initiatives -

Dr Steve Munby described isolation as “the enemy of improvement”. During his tenure as chief executive of the Education Development Trust, Dr Munby was an advocate for school-to-school support. A champion of school improvement, he explained that results are achieved “through having a clear sense of direction and securing lateral accountability within and between schools”.

It was in this spirit of collaboration, that Rosendale Primary School and Loughborough Primary School embarked on a peer review focusing on behaviour.


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Rosendale recently joined Dunraven Education Trust, a local trust established in 2016 and driven by the moral imperative to create the best educational provision it can in order to serve the community.

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