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Fresh Start: a model for success and sustainable change

Fresh Start: a model for success and sustainable change

Matthews, Susan and Kinchington, Francia (2006) Fresh Start: a model for success and sustainable change. Forum, 48 (1). pp. 102-112. ISSN 0963-8253 (doi:

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This article examines the rationale and debate of the ‘Fresh Start’ schools policy introduced by the New Labour Government in 1997 as a vehicle for improvement in schools that historically had been classified as ‘failing’. Underpinning the policy is the assumption that Fresh Start can act as a catalytic agent of positive change to performance, school cultures and the school community. Dr Matthews’ involvement with the case study primary school began when she became a governor four months after the school received its new Fresh Start status in May 2000.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fresh Start schools policy, New Labour Government, positive change, performance
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
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