Understanding School Improvement (Module 23963)

This module will provide you with a rigorous, theoretically and evidence informed, view of effects of teaching and school organisation on students’ learning.

It will enable you to judge the extent to which claims for preferring one approach to another can currently be justified by available evidence whilst also providing a basis for developing your own practise and supporting the development of others and the institution in which you work. The module review effects of teaching on a range of outcomes including attainment, inclusion and aspirations. 


By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • review and apply the field of Educational Effectiveness and Improvement to your own practice and school.
  • develop a critical and practical understanding of evidence-informed practice, performance evaluation, school effectiveness and improvement.


20 credits


You will complete two assignments.

  1. An evaluation of focus area of school, department or school group performance (1500 words)
  2. Review an approach to school improvement (2500 words)

Programmes associated with this module

MEd Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership MEd Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship