Secondary and primary teachers at Wales' best performing schools will share their expertise with teachers in other schools in the country under a new initiative.
The Lead and Emerging Practitioner Schools programme will see 'lead practitioner schools' working for 18 months with schools that have made unsuccessful efforts to improve their performance.
It is hoped that this scheme will enable leading schools to spread best practice and leadership expertise in order to help other schools put into place the reforms and mechanisms required for sustained improvement.
Wales' education minister Leighton Andrews asserted: "I have made a clear commitment to raising performance in our schools across the board. To be the best, you have to learn from the best."
To receive lead practitioner status, schools need to have strong leadership in place that has delivered high, sustained levels of pupil performance in subjects such as English and mathematics.
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