The Recruitment, Retention and Training of Local Authority School Improvement Staff

Caroline Sharp, Elizabeth Cleaver, Mark Cunningham, Rosalind Morton, Wendy Keys

01 September 2002

LEA inspection and advisory staff are a crucial element in delivering the Government's school improvement agenda. Yet concerns have been expressed that LEAs are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain their school improvement staff. This research project set out to investigate these issues, to document the strategies being adopted by LEAs to overcome their staffing difficulties and to identify examples of best practice.