In 1996 Routledge published Success Against the Odds, which looked at how a sample of schools in a variety of disadvantaged areas managed to be effective, despite the odds being stacked against them. Since that time much has been written on school improvement and raising standards. Success Against the Odds - Five Years On revisits the eleven schools that were studied in the first book to see if they are still managing to do well in the current climate. The book looks at what has been learnt and developed in the field of school improvement and effectiveness during the period between 1995 and 2000 and implications for policy and practice are discussed.

chapter 1|12 pages

Blaengwrach Primary School

ByAlan Evans

chapter 2|23 pages

Columbia Primary School

ByAnne Sofer

chapter 3|25 pages

Crowcroft Park Primary School

ByBill Rogers

chapter 4|26 pages

Fair Furlong Primary School

ByAgnes McMahon

chapter 5|26 pages

Lochgelly North Special School

ByJohn MacBeath, Donald Gray

chapter 6|32 pages

Burntwood Secondary Girls’ School

ByKathryn Riley, Jim Docking, Ellalinda Rustique-Forrester, David Rowles

chapter 7|21 pages

Haywood High School

ByValerie Hannon

chapter 8|24 pages

Hazelwood College

ByTony Gallagher

chapter 9|21 pages

St Michael’s Roman Catholic Comprehensive School

BySchool Gerald Grace

chapter 10|25 pages

Selly Park Technology College for Girls

ByTim Brighouse

chapter 11|32 pages

Sutton Centre

ByJean Rudduck, Ian Morrison