• The School Improvement Partner a ‘critical friend’ to strategic leaders in a Local Authority’s schools?

      Killen, Malik (University of Chester, 2009-06)
      This research project begins to address the gap in knowledge about the role of the School Improvement Partner. It considers the links between the external consultant, ‘critical friend’ and the School Improvement Partner. The findings of this research indicate that the School Improvement Partner role can be akin to a “critical friend” and that there is a match between factors of successful consultancy. The paper concludes suggesting further research to expand the knowledge base and inform the development of the School Improvement Partner role.