These ten case studies outline how school leaders have made connections and learned together to shape their school curricula.
This case illustrates how educational knowledge can be successfully filtered through a specific lens to provide external knowledge and understandings to a professional learning group.
This case illustrates the importance of embedding what has been achieved, of ongoing reflection and affirmation of success, of actively seeking solutions to challenges.
This case exemplifies networking and interaction between multiple communities of practice and how important these communities are for small, relatively isolated schools.
This case study illustrates connecting different schools within the local area; promoting a common curriculum and pedagogy across them and easing issues of transition.
This case study illustrates how it is possible to facilitate professional learning conversations that critique and challenge practice at an early stage in the life cycle of a cluster.
Illustrated in this case study is the value of external expertise and knowledge and of ensuring that the focus of the NLC reinforces that of the individual participant schools.
This cross sector group has shifted and changed direction as it has moved along its learning pathway reflecting the need to move from a strategic consideration of curriculum to implementation and practice.
The Honest Teacher NLC is interesting in terms of its shared leadership model with all the leaders being middle managers (HODs) rather than senior management.
This NLC is interesting in respect of its size and its ‘floating’ population, with a number of itinerant schools, as well as a core group.
The sector leader chose the title 'What’s the point?' to reflect the ongoing journey towards greater meaning and relevance for students in their learning process and for teachers.
Published on: 17 May 2011
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