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Let all girls learn: GEC Kenya

Let all girls learn

Our work in Kenya, part of the UK government Department for International Development (DFID) Girls' Education Challenge, has been identified as one of the most effective GEC Step Change projects in the world.  

School improvement at scale

School improvement at scale: getting results from a school-led delivery model

This handbook discusses the challenges faced by policymakers when delivering national policy priorities in a highly decentralised school system. It looks at lessons from Education Development Trust's successful at-scale programmes in the UK, and the ...  

Evidence-based supervision

Evidence-based supervision

Subject-specific supervisors play a vital role in helping teachers to bridge the theory-practice gap. This latest thinkpiece looks at how this role can become evidence-based and the impact that can have.  

Helping education policymakers deliver on their promises

Helping policymakers to deliver on their promises

We are in the privileged position of being able to work with education policymakers on the transformation of school systems around the world. Here we share some of our practical insights into how we can help policymakers take action on school reform.  

SPP: the power and potential of peer review

The power and potential of peer review

We developed the Schools Partnership Programme in 2014, our school improvement model founded on professional peer review. Here we share our findings to date of the power and potential of peer review and the compelling evidence that points to ...  

Transforming local education systems

Strategies for transforming local education systems

What happens when strategic leaders from more than 20 local education systems across England come together to discuss education reform? This thinkpiece captures the questions raised, their implications and some possible solutions.  


Inside-out and downside-up

What are the inadequacies of the status quo? How might we address any issues and what role does the leader in the middle play in the bigger picture?