Fresh Start: a model for success and sustainable change

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 48 Number 1 (2006)

Fresh Start: a model for success and sustainable change
SUSAN MATTHEWS, FRANCIA KINCHINGTON, pages 102-112
https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2006.48.1.102

Abstract

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.

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SUSAN MATTHEWS, FRANCIA KINCHINGTON (2006) Fresh Start: a model for success and sustainable change, FORUM, 48(1), 102-112. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2006.48.1.102

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