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Planning Matters
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Planning Matters
The Impact of Development Planning in Primary Schools



September 1995 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Informative reading for those governers who may wish to gain insight into this area of school planning' - Teacher Development

Development plans have become a feature of almost every school in the UK and most policy-makers and practitioners assume that by having such a plan a school will become more effective.

But do they really make a difference? What impact does a development plan have on the management and organisation of the school, on the professional development of teachers and, most importantly, on pupils' learning in the classroom? Can the development planning process be used as a school improvement strategy or would schools be better investing their time and energy in other ways?

 
Introduction
 
The Growth of School Development Planning
 
The Development Planning Process
 
The Complexity of Development Planning
 
Development Planning and School Improvement
 
The Research Design and our Methodology
 
The National Survey of LEAs
 
The Headteachers’ Story
 
The Classteachers’ Story
 
The Emergence of Different Types of Plans
 
The Written Plans
 
The Classroom Story
 
The Governors’ Story
 
The LEAs’ Story
 
The Theoretical Implications of the Research Findings
 
The Practical Implications of the Study

`Informative reading for those governers who may wish to gain insight in to this area of school planning' - Teacher Development

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