Marginal gains & school improvement: Big changes in small steps

Since school and trust leaders are constantly under pressure to bring about positive change, it’s understandable that they would look for a solution by thinking big, such as starting a whole-school specialised training programme.

But these programmes frequently end up being wasteful, expensive, and time-consuming. By concentrating on tiny, achievable improvements that schools are certain they can maintain, so much more may be accomplished. That is the key to long-lasting change.