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Research to Support Schools of Ambition: Annual Report 2009

DescriptionThe 2009 Schools of Ambition Research report
ISBN978-0-7559-7710
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2009
Website Publication DateNovember 05, 2009

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Contents

Covering Letter
Summary of Report
The Research Team
Acknowledgements
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Background
1.2. Involvement of the Research Support Team
1.3. Summary of methodology
1.4. Structure of the report

2. KEY LEARNING THEMES ACROSS THE SCHOOLS
2.1. Leading change
2.2. Professional development
2.3. Curriculum for Excellence readiness
2.4. Sustainability
2.5. Building networks of support
2.6. Working with external partners

3. INTEGRATION OF INNOVATION AND EVALUATION
3.1. Patterns of engagement
3.2. Evaluation activities
3.3. School use of evaluation data
3.4. Telling the Story

4. LEARNING ISSUES IDENTIFIED IN SCHOOL FEEDBACK
4.1. Reported factors that promote or inhibit progress
4.2. Issues for the support team

5. CONCLUSION

Appendix 1: Key themes within Transformational Plans
Appendix 2: Guidance on Telling the Story
Appendix 3: The Schools of Ambition 2005/09 by tranche
Appendix 4: Interview guide for school leaders
Appendix 5: Questionnaire responses

References

LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES
Table 1 - Research support to the Schools of Ambition
Table 2 - Interviewees
Table 3 - Survey respondents
Table 4 - Evaluation methods used with different groups
Table 5 - Respondent requests for research support
Figure 1 - Main research and evaluation activities
Figure 2 - Contribution of School of Ambition evaluation activities
Figure 3 - Respondent confidence in conducting a range of evaluation activities