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A self- improving school system? The value of challenge and support from peers in school improvement

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This blog has come about following the response to a tweet on my Twitter account @Mishwood1 in which a colleague had suggested that the idea of schools inspecting each other would be a positive one. When I replied saying we already do this in our network but my preference would be to call it challenge and support, the ensuing questions led to me sending a very detailed email about our work, during which I wondered whether others might find information about what we have been doing useful.

This is therefore a very practical blog sharing information about two different networks I have been involved in including honesty about the challenges but the overwhelming positive impact in school and why I would advocate other schools to endeavour to establish cross-school evaluation links with like- minded colleagues.

The idea of school to school challenge and support is not a new one, indeed…

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