Maximising use of social capital - collaboration, joint moral purpose and shared experience/expertise.

Working in collaborative networks enables practitioners to:

  • make the most of social capital
  • enjoy the benefits of collaboration
  • understand joint moral purpose
  • share experience and expertise.

Although it seems self-evident that networks and clusters of schools are effective vehicles for professional learning, there is no one model that works best - and the national approach encourages collaboration based on a wide range of criteria and objectives.

Reflect on a ‘Talking Head’ video from a lead school improvement expert focusing on the importance of this element in the context of the wider national approach.


Consider research commissioned by Welsh Government to inform the evidence base for this element of the national approach.