Schools are established to provide education for the young to prepare for their future roles in society. When the majority fail, we say schoola are ineffective.Different explanations have been advanced for ineffectiveness. This book offers descriptions and explanations for effective and less effective schools. School facilities, leadership, teacher and pupil factors are examined for their contribution to school effectiveness. Leadership behaviours in terms of instruction, transformation and administration are discussed to demonstrate how they influence school effectiveness. Teacher and pupil characteristics and behaviours are described and discussed to show their influence on school effectiveness.The book summarises the characteristics of effective schools, leadership and teachers and what can be done to make schools more effective.I recommend this book to anyone interested in school improvement and school effectiveness or identifying effective schools.Teachers, students, parents, academics, researchers, quality assurance personnel in education, head teachers, this is a book for you. Divided into sections and sub-headings, you can select what interests you to read.