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Watch the video to learn more about our MA Educational Leadership degree which offers a principle-driven approach to successful leadership.
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I entered the profession because I wanted to teach and I wanted to make a difference. I love being a headteacher, it’s a real privilege. I wanted to create a positive and inclusive culture which was true to my own values. Successful leaders aren’t just born, they can be created. Effective leadership skills can be learned, and they can certainly be developed. Our Master’s in Educational Leadership is delivered on a wholly online or a blended basis. The choice is yours - but whichever option you choose, you’ll be learning at your own pace, among a worldwide community of professionals. The masters gave me the theoretical framework in terms of consolidating and learning skilled leadership.
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These courses are fantastic, giving you an opportunity to learn from the very best but also to network with other people. Our course is designed by former headteachers who know what it takes to lead a school to success. It draws from the experiences of leaders in industry and from research findings in behavioural psychology and cognitive science, as well as leadership studies. We make use of case studies that put you into real-life leadership situations to which you must respond. As a leader, you need to be capable and decisive. This course aims to help you develop the confidence and skills to be both. Be yourself, but with more skill.

Ready to take the next step in your leadership journey?

If you have enjoyed the topics, tasks and discussions over the last two weeks, you can continue your learning with NSET and Coventry University.

This short course is just a taste of what you can expect from our MA Educational Leadership degree, which aims to enhance your understanding of the principles and actions that make an effective school leader and build the practical skills you need to improve your school.

Become a more effective leader

Strong leadership impacts the success of a school through its culture, the wellbeing of staff and the quality of learning.

Our MA Educational Leadership degree offers a principle-driven approach to successful leadership and aims to equip you with the leadership skills you need to lead a happy and productive school.

You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your strategic leadership skills, hone your leadership style and learn how to apply effective leadership in practice.

Want to learn more about how the MA in Educational Leadership can support you? Visit the Coventry University website.

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