Masterclass – Inside the black box of school improvement

This masterclass session will explore improvement strategies across a group of schools. The research literature is still focused entirely on previous paradigm of school improvement where the mindset was that school improvement expertise existed outside schools – in school improvement services – coming in to advise on what a school should do to improve. 

We are now in a difference paradigm where groups of schools are responsible for their own improvement.

Aims of the Session

This session will cover:

  • The power of the group
  • A new maturity model for leading a group of schools, re-framing the Hargreaves model
  • Strategies for leading improvement – in particular for leading improvement in a failing school joining your Trust




Target Audience

Chief executive officers, headteachers, senior leaders, finance directors, school business managers, governors and trustees.


To be confirmed


£250 + VAT for CST Members and Governance Leadership Programme Participants.

£300 + VAT for non-members of CST

Booking Details

To make your booking please complete the online booking form on the right.

Cancellation Policy

By booking the venue we are committed to a certain level of costs and therefore reluctantly have to implement a cancellation policy:

  • 4 weeks or less notice – no refund
  • 4 – 6 weeks notice – 50% refund
  • More than 6 weeks notice – full refund

Please note, the agenda/programme and speakers are subject to change without prior notice

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