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Not everyone is Sir Alex Ferguson: systemic constraints, not just individual leadership, are responsible for persistent differences in school standards

Lupton, Ruth (2012) Not everyone is Sir Alex Ferguson: systemic constraints, not just individual leadership, are responsible for persistent differences in school standards. British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Feb 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Research demonstrates that running a successful school is not just down to having an inspirational headteacher and staff. Ruth Lupton writes that the additional struggles faced by disadvantaged schools in retaining excellent teachers and dealing with a wide range of learning needs, social problems and a challenging emotional environment constitute real challenges to organisational capacity and improvement. These must be acknowledged if Government is to achieve its goal of closing the performance gap between schools in richer and poorer areas.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 13:29
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44543/

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