This report evaluates which aspects of the National Strategies’ programmes had been effective and which less so, and how leaders and managers at regional and local levels of the National Strategies judged their impact. Almost all the schools visited considered that the National Strategies had contributed to improving the quality of teaching and learning and the use of assessment, and valued their materials. However, the frequent introduction of new initiatives had led to overload and diminished their potential effectiveness. Evaluation of the impact of the National Strategies’ many programmes was also a weakness at national and local level.
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