Effective change leading to school improvement is the focus of this practical text. Designed to be dipped into, or read as a whole, the contributors recount their experiences of effecting change in schools in one inner-city LEA. The story unfolds through the eyes of the project manager, the Director of Education, headteachers and project co- ordinators, and the external evaluator. Adopting a case study approach, evidence is presented of what happened in three schools investigated and the book includes contributions from students, parents and governors.; The volume examines what actually works to improve and make schools more effective, and should be of interest to all those involved in any way with school improvement.