'The Education Epidemic' by David H Hargreaves examines the factors that make a school successful and how schools can be supported in achieving excellent outcomes for their students.
The report argues that successful schools possess and require high levels of trust in their teaching professionals in order to operate well. It also states that innovation within schools cannot happen independent of the communities they inhabit.
The report argues that there is too much formal assessment in schools and that, “the pressure on teachers and students to do well in so many and such frequent testing is distorting education.”
An electronic copy of the report can be accessed here.