School Leadership

Schools That Work Series Paper 1 – Introduction

These Schools That Work Series are papers for teachers, school leaders and policy makers in education. They cover sections of the 2007 Ministerial Report on South African Schools That Work.

In 2007 the Minister of Education formed a ministerial committee to investigate Schools That Work in South Africa. Pam Christie, Dawn Butler and Mark Pattering visited 18 middle quintile secondary schools which performed well in the 2006 Senior Certificate examinations. They explored what these schools had in common. This Schools That Work Paper Series is an easy-to-read version of sections of that report.