Thursday, 6 February 2014

10 claims about successful school leadership

10 claims about successful school leadership

Day, C., Sammons, P., Hopkins, D., Harris, A., Leithwood, K., Gu, Q., & Brown, E. (2010). 10 Strong Claims about successful school leadership. Nottingham: National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services

This article outlines the findings from a three year study in the UK.  It follows on from a previous study.  It concludes that there is no one set model for successful leadership within a school.  However successful leaders use the same set of skills and actions within a flexible structure to meet the needs of their institution.  Key elements of leadership within this study include; having a strong ethical and moral purpose; building layers on leadership within the school; flexibility based on the needs of the school; and having trust and trustworthiness with the staff, students and community.

"Successful leaders:

  • – define their values and vision to raise expectations, set direction and build trust
  • – reshape the conditions for teaching and learning
  • – restructure parts of the organisation and redesign leadership roles and responsibilities
  • – enrich the curriculum
  • – enhance teacher quality
  • – enhance the quality of teaching and learning
  • – build collaboration internally
  • – build strong relationships outside the school community "

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