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a common but ill-defined term for the characteristic spirit or climate of an institution department or other category of division. It is a mix of attitudes relationships approach and style. It was first made popular when identified as an important factor in schools to counteract the negative effects on attainment of socioeconomic disadvantage. It is now in more general use related to the school effectiveness and improvement agenda.