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17 March 2016

Evaluation of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project for the Welsh Government

NFER has published new research findings from its assessment of the effectiveness of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project for the Welsh Government.

The study comprised a review of school Partnership Plans and two case-study visits to each of the 20 participating schools. During these visits senior and middle leaders and classroom teachers in both the Lead and Emerging Practitioner Schools were interviewed.

The key findings of the research are:

The report concludes by presenting six recommendations for the future development of school-to-school partnership working in Wales. This includes the recommendation that there is a coordinated strategy for school improvement based on a tiered approach that responds to the different level of need shown by schools in Wales.

The second tranche of the project was launched in February 2014 and the research was carried out by NFER was undertaken in 2015.

Evaluation of Tranche 2 of the Lead and Emerging Practitioner School Pathfinder Project for the Welsh Government