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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This module provides opportunities for participants to investigate current theories and research in school-improvement,  and further explore  those theories in relation to practices in their own school/work environment, along with the principles and practices of self-evaluation that inform them.  A seminar format will be followed providing participants the opportunity to contribute to discussion and actively input ideas relating to ways and means of initiating and leading school improvement. Participants will meet regularly in a virtual, online learning environment which facilitates discussion and inter-action with others. Many of the principals and practices of school improvement are transferable to other organizations.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Mr Neil McLennan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Identifying and assessing needs ("Where are we now?")

Developing a school improvement plan ("What are we going to do about it?")

Principles and practices of implementing a school improvement plan

Ongoing assessment - review and revise Evaluating the outcomes ("How do we know?")

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Fortnightly, inputs online, 500 words (20%); 4,000 word assignment (80%).

Resit: there will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of feedback to the original.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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