By Jeremy Sutcliffe
"Imagine you have been forged adrift on a wilderness island with a faculty packed with young children in determined want of an excellent headteacher. What 8 characteristics might you are taking with you to run your desolate tract island school?"
In this inspirational e-book, a few of the UK's so much winning headteachers resolution this query, speaking brazenly approximately what it takes to successfully deal with a faculty this day. In candid and relocating bills we listen how they've got either rotated failing colleges and better remarkable colleges. Their concepts, from imaginative and prescient, to braveness and resilience, shape the eight key features that are tested extensive in the course of the book.
This isn't a ebook approximately government-led tasks, top-down types or politically-motivated makes an attempt to alter the best way faculties are controlled. as an alternative, it makes a speciality of the very important management parts that winning heads say paintings for them. It bargains crucial insights and recommendation into the demanding situations of operating a faculty effectively and may be a resource of...
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It confirmed my belief that, while there might well be a common set of qualities which leaders agree are important and necessary, there is also scope for many different and distinctive styles of leadership. What does it take? Among the qualities most commonly identified by leaders are the need for: ●optimism ●calmness ●patience ●humility ●honesty ●trust. Successful school leaders also need to be good team-builders who empower their staff and develop them to their full potential. They must be good organisers and pay attention to small details as well as being able to see the big picture.
Events can always take you off track from your plan. You have to be a tactician, able to respond to events. On the other hand if you are not careful you could spend your whole day just being reactive, or even your whole career, because there is so much to react to. You need to be able to see the wood for the trees, even whilst you are dealing with the reaction. ” A passion for learning Respect for the individual and nurturing a passion for learning lie at the centre of Harman’s vision for Uppingham School.
It’s about getting that aspect under control in your own mind. You are there to serve a community and therefore you need to get your own ego out of it and look at what is right for that community. What is right for that school? What has the previous head done that is already fantastic? Your job is to build upon that and don’t have any of this nonsense of, ‘Well, I’ve got to make myself look big and great’, because actually you don’t. You’ve got to keep the school going. For me it’s about ‘servant leadership’.
8 Qualities of Successful School Leaders. The Desert Island Challenge by Jeremy Sutcliffe