The power and potential of peer review Through our work with SPP, we have seen that well designed, well managed, rigorous peer review that involves senior leaders, middle leaders and teachers is one of the most valuable and impactful activities that schools in a mature, sector-led system can undertake. This report provides an insight into the impact SPP has had to date and takes a look towards the future for peer review in a self-improving system. Strategies for transforming local education systems In 2015, EdDevTrust joined forces with the Isos Partnership, an established research and advisory organisation, to explore the opportunities and challenges facing local education systems. Together, we produced this think-piece, which addresses the key questions that arose during two seminars mentioned herein that focused on how the government’s plans for reform will affect local authorities, how change can be managed in a positive may, and how change can have a beneficial, energising impact on local systems. Global Dialogue - Inside out and downside up This thinkpiece, written collaboratively by Steve Munby and Michael Fullan, focuses on how leading from the middle has the power to transform education systems. It was initially written to stimulate discussion at our first Global Dialogue event held in February 2016, but has since been referenced by Michael Fullan and others in the continuing global dialogue on collaboration as a driver for school improvement.