Developing multi-agency teams: implications of a national programme evaluation

SIMKINS, Tim and GARRICK, Rosalind (2012). Developing multi-agency teams: implications of a national programme evaluation. Management in Education, 26 (1), 13-19.

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This paper explores the factors which influence the effectiveness of formal development programmes targeted at multi-agency teams in children’s services. It draws on two studies of the National College for School Leadership’s Multi-Agency Teams Development programme, reporting key characteristics of the programme, short-term outcomes in terms of learning and longer-term outcomes in relation to team performance and the factors that seemed to influence programme success. Locating the programme initially in relation to concepts of teams and team learning which implicitly underpin work in this area, it concludes that in current multi-agency contexts the conditions necessary for developing ‘true’ teams often do not exist and therefore development programmes need to take account of the specific contexts within which inter-agency work takes place.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
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Page Range: 13-19
Depositing User: Timothy Simkins
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 09:50
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 23:30

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