The broad approach of local management of schools or the self-managing schools is now more widely accepted. In Britain, there is even consensus between the three major political parties that the approach should be continued and extended. A key issue, though, is what comes next for self-managing schools?;Drawing on their work and experience in research consultancy, Caldwell and Spinks examine the way in which education is changing, and outline what is desirable and workable for schools today, with guidelines for policy-makers and practioners. The focus is specifically on the school, the classroom, the student, and the future of learning in society.