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Diversity in educational leadership

Before we get started with this week’s topics, we want to hear your thoughts on an important issue within educational leadership: diversity. Teaching has long been a female-dominated profession, yet …

Welcome back

Welcome to Week 2 of Improving Schools through Effective Leadership. Last week, we explored some of the key features of effective school leadership and how your own leadership style might …

Summary and reflection

Congratulations on completing the first week of this short course on educational leadership. This week, you have explored: Ideas of leadership Leadership motivations Your own leadership style The application of …

Leadership style questionnaire

We’ve looked at why you want to be a leader. Now let’s explore your leadership style. Your task Download the quiz (a Microsoft Excel file). Read the instructions on the …

What Makes an Effective Headteacher?

If we consider the characteristics of an effective school, an effective headteacher is going to be the one who ensures that all this happens. What Makes an Effective Headteacher? The …

What does your leadership profile tell you?

You should now have five totals, each lying somewhere between 0 and 20. These totals indicate the extent to which, as a leader, you typically demonstrate the following characteristics. Leadership …

Leadership in a time of crisis

Watch the video in which various senior leaders discuss their roles and how they have addressed the challenges they have faced during the Covid pandemic.

Next steps

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 …

Why does educational leadership matter?

There are lots of reasons for wanting to go into school and educational leadership. Watch the video above in which senior leaders explain their motivations and why educational leadership matters. …

What is the Culture of a School?

We feel it reasonable to propose that the appropriateness of different behaviours can depend entirely on the context of the situation and their consistency with the principles of the organisation. …

The importance of authenticity in leadership

What’s most important in a leader? Research by (2006) suggests, not unexpectedly, that leaders need vision, energy, authority and strategic direction. Goffee and Jones go on to list the following …

10 effective leadership lessons from business

There are thousands of analyses of leadership best practices if you wish to search them out, but Sir Gerry Robinson’s seems particularly accurate to the reality of a headteacher. Robinson …