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School Improvement Research and Collaboration: @Teacher Toolkit podcast

Professor Toby Greany, Chair of Education, joins Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill on the @TeacherToolkit podcast.

Toby's research is focussed on aspects of school leadership and school system governance and reform. This podcast episode includes:

  • why and how Toby got into school improvement
  • talking about teaching English in Brazil and China for over 4 years
  • how Toby ran a large-scale action research program on learning to learn in schools
  • the study Toby is most proud of called Hierarchy, Markets and Networks with Rob Higham
  • studies that tackle academisation
  • successes and pitfalls of academisation
  • links between vision, values, and school improvement
  • the challenge of school improvements in large Multi-Academy Trusts
  • the similarities between corporate mergers and new schools joining a trust
  • the costs of the ‘middle tier and MATs providing a support structure doing the lockdown

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Posted on Monday 24th May 2021

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