The school research lead, premortems and avoiding the avoidable | Gary

As we approach the end of the autumn term, plans are no doubt being developed for new initiatives or innovations which are going to be introduced in the New Year.  Unfortunately, the introduction of an initiative, policy or change within a school often results in failure, maybe in part due to individuals not be willing to speak-up about potential problems with the change or intervention, particularly if its is viewed as a headteacher’s ‘pet-project.’   So to help with this problem, I’m going to use the work of Klein (2007a) who developed a technique called a premortem, and which happens to be…

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