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I have been fortunate to have worked in schools, with partnerships of schools, for Local Authorities, Regional and National Organisations. To my mind, the single most important pre condition for the success of any development, is for the reality of the classroom to be firmly lodged in the minds of everyone involved. A second pitfall best avoided is the ignoring of any previous research and evaluation data, -much (most!) has been tried before. It may be time to reintroduce something, but it helps to build any case for change carefully, especially within an environment weary of initiatives.