The policy process and the way secondary schools are organised work against innovation and creativity, frustrating policymakers, school leaders and classroom practitioners alike. The tensions between the twin objectives of raising achievement and building inclusion maximize the feeling of change while minimising its effectiveness. Building on his extensive research, Tony Breslin: draws on his involvement in recent educational reforms; examines Citizenship in the National Curriculum; interviews key influencers of policy, senior managers and teachers in secondary schools; and, reappraises how we develop educational policy and organise secondary schooling. This is an essential reading for policy shapers and makers based in academia, think tanks, government departments and statutory agencies, and for practitioners based in schools and school support services: school leaders, curriculum managers and classroom teachers, teacher educators and local authority advisers. A qualified Ofsted inspector and former GCSE Chief Examiner, Dr Tony Breslin is Chief Executive at the Citizenship Foundation and a Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London.