The School builds on 15 years of working for radical change. Its roots are in the earliest national change programmes in the English NHS from 1998. The first School for Organisational Radicals ran in 2004, based on a challenge from the NHS Modernisation Agency to create a million change agents. The School for Healthcare Radicals began in 2010, changed its name in 2014 to the School for Health and Care Radicals. In 2017, for a number of reasons, we decided to change the name to School for Change Agents.
All of the curriculum and content of the School for Change Agents is based on experience and empirical evidence of large scale change.