Equity, trust and the self-improving schools system

Riddell, R (2016) Equity, trust and the self-improving schools system. Trentham Books, London. ISBN 9781858566924

Official URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r47ZOj6bN4


Richard Riddell draws on his interviews with senior managers in schools, academy chains and the regions during the UK Coalition Government to analyse the changes in education policy during its term. He argues that the developing regional organization for supervising schools in England, with its regional commissioners, provides a far more consistent context for reducing longstanding disparities in pupil attainment than the declining local authority systems it replaces. However, the insecurity of headteachers – even those who are well-placed – and the pressures on them in the current arrangements cannot be allowed to continue. The book advocates a two-stage process to achieve long-term school partnerships based on trust, so that inequity in schooling is effectively addressed.

Item Type: Book

Introduction and Acknowledgements;
1. Equity and its dilemmas;
2. Getting to good: Investigating a system in development; 3. Ratcheting up the expectations on schools: Changing policy frameworks;
4. The emerging English polity for schools: Changing conceptions, identities and loyalties;
5. Foretastes of a school-led system: The shifting assemblage of governance and practice;
6. Changing governance, realigning relationships: Emerging arrangements for a school-led system;
7. Equity and the developing English education polity; Appendix: Pseudonyms of frequently quoted interviewees; References;

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