Blueprint for self-improving system

Leading the way

Launched on 25 February 2015, Blueprint for a Self-Improving System is the Association of School and College Leaders inquiry into leadership of England’s education system and how heads and school leaders can take on a greater role in the next phase of development:

We want a system in which all children and young people achieve. We believe we can have a great education system that delivers quality and equality for all students. This will involve an act of imagination, courage and collective action. Our blueprint sets out a vision for our education system. At its heart is capacity building - leadership capacity, pedagogical capacity and the capacity for creativity and action.

Read Blueprint for a Self-Improving System

Leading the Way:
Blueprint for a Self-Improving System

The Self-Improving System in England:
a Review of Evidence and Thinking

Leading the Way:
a Review of the Changing Nature of School Leadership

Download PDF

Leading the way Blueprint for a self improving system

Download PDF

Blueprint lit review

Download PDF


Speeches from the parliamentary reception

ASCL General Secretary Brian Lightman

ASCL President Peter Kent

ASCL Director of Policy Leora Cruddas

Related items

Executive summary

Post-launch message from ASCL President Peter Kent

City Learning Trust - Our Education System: from Good to Great : Think piece from Carl Ward, ASCL Council member and Chief Executive of City Learning Trust, which complements the vision in the blueprint: Our Education System: From good to great

ASCL press release, 25 February 2015: Blueprint for a world-class education system unveiled by ASCL

ASCL press release, 23 September 2014: ASCL blueprint proposes that the future of schools belongs in the hands of practitioners

ASCL press release, 12 June 2014: ASCL launches inquiry into how education professionals can take on a greater role in improving our education system

Brian Lightman, ASCL General Secretary TES article, 11 June 2014: Setting out the case for the blueprint

ASCL inquiry, 11 June 2014: What does a self-improving system look like?