I have already discussed the research question elsewhere in this blog but it is worth restating at this point:
Theme three: How can leaders lead successful teaching school alliances which enable the development of consistently great pedagogy?
Clearly, all the work we have done so far is working towards an exploration of this topic but it is now time to refine the question in order to give ourselves a much clearer focus for the work. Therefore the hypothesis is this:
Trio working is an effective method for sharing outstanding classroom practice across schools in a Teaching School Alliance and a powerful way of drawing schools closer together in the common pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. Leaders of learning who work collaboratively across the alliance quickly build shared trust and strong social capital, allowing standards to rise more quickly as a result.