By Jeremy Sutcliffe
"Imagine you have been solid adrift on a wilderness island with a college packed with little ones in determined want of a good headteacher. What 8 characteristics might you're taking with you to run your wasteland island school?"
In this inspirational e-book, many of the UK's such a lot profitable headteachers solution this query, speaking brazenly approximately what it takes to successfully deal with a college this day. In candid and relocating bills we listen how they've got either rotated failing colleges and enhanced amazing colleges. Their options, from imaginative and prescient, to braveness and resilience, shape the eight key traits that are tested intensive in the course of the book.
This isn't really a ebook approximately government-led tasks, top-down types or politically-motivated makes an attempt to alter the way in which faculties are controlled. as a substitute, it makes a speciality of the very important management elements that profitable heads say paintings for them. It bargains crucial insights and suggestion into the demanding situations of operating a college effectively and may be a resource of...
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Extra resources for 8 Qualities of Successful School Leaders. The Desert Island Challenge
Yet actually when you go into different schools you realise that people do have very different visions of what they want and you can feel those differences in their schools. I will stand up in front of the staff and will say, ‘I want you to enjoy your work here’. I will tell them, ‘I think we have a moral duty in what we do and therefore I want to involve you in decisions’ and that our children must have high aspirations. I will articulate all that very clearly. “I’m also a great believer in telling stories.
That is so important. “What I’ve done at Comber Grove is gather a group of teachers who feel the same way about primary education. If you turn it into a cramming institution, which unfortunately so many so-called outstanding primary schools are, I think that is just so wrong. ” “My vision is about children loving school and experiencing a vast range of things and having a group of teachers that thoroughly enjoy being with children. If you look at our classrooms they are full of artwork, full of models, there’s always lots of things going on and that’s as interesting for the teachers as it is for the children.
Secondly, I would like to thank the following leaders for agreeing to be interviewed and sharing their insights: Maggie Farrar, former Executive Director and Interim Chief Executive, National College for School Leadership; Devon Hanson, Principal, Evelyn Grace Academy, Southwark; Sue Hargadon, Principal, Farlingaye High School, Suffolk; Dame Joan McVittie, Headteacher, Woodside High School, Wood Green, London; Ani Magill, Headteacher, St John the Baptist School, Woking, Surrey; Alison Peacock, Headteacher, The Wroxham School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire; Patricia Scott, Headteacher, St Luke’s High School, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland; Nicola Shipman, Executive Headteacher, Fox Hill, Mansel and Monteney Primary Schools, Sheffield.
8 Qualities of Successful School Leaders. The Desert Island Challenge by Jeremy Sutcliffe