Book News: June 6th, 2005

This booklet is based on a research project focused on how schools can build on good short-term school development planning and address the issues of both sustainability and of longer-term capability and capacity building. The study looked in depth at highly successful strategically-focused primary, secondary and special schools to find the critical factors involved in strategic approaches. The project was seeking insights into how schools translate their core purpose and futures perspective into action by deploying a strategic approach. It also examined how schools build strategic processes that enable staff to engage in futures and strategic discussions to build capability to move ahead from the short-term target-setting culture to enable longer-term development to take place.The booklet is available at: http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/randd-success-sustainability.pdf