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WELCOME TO

THE ARCHITECT LEADER

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Apply the watershed study about

the school leadership which produces an

Enduringly Successful School* 

 Lifting heads to

lift their schools

to lift their students

to lift their nations

"... the study simply sets out in writing what we see happens in schools...

"Honestly? What heartens me is how the study simply sets out in writing what we see happens to schools and gives it voice at last and that gives me hope.Deputy Head, East Mids 

"For any school leadership to adapt, develop or blend how they lead their school and develop enduring success for the long term."

"If one type of school leadership outperforms the rest
for school turnaround
why isn't every school
now thinking this way
to replicate it ?"

Here is the new school leadership research-led standard for

  • enduring school success

  • developing school leaders

  • appointing and retaining the right leaders 

  • motivating your teachers and

  • aligning your boards and communities with your strategies.

Elevate your school leadership through the four levels of the Architect Leader Fellowship

 

Learn the secrets of the Architect Leader

Advance at your pace at your place:

Insight and application tools,

coaching, webinars, focus groups,

rolling research programme,

business placements 

mentoring schemes

peer papers and dialogue

strategy exchange

see more > 

SCHOOL TURNAROUND LEADERSHIP FINDINGS >

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW (HBR)

ARTICLE 1 - 2016

 

ARTICLE 2 - 2016

 

ARTICLE 3 - 2017

Research by The Centre for High Performance

INSIGHT FOR SUSTAINED SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION  >

ENDURING SCHOOL CHANGE REPORT >

See the research
in the HBR study:
See leaders and experts responses to the research: 

Of astonishing effects 

beyond the school gates >

"If half of all school principals were Architects 

this would translate into an additional $45.4bn to the U.S. economy.

 

In the U.K., where the initial research was carried out, it would be an extra £7.6bn."

- Forbes

 

FULL ARTICLE >

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Significant for

recruiting school leaders >

"NGA will be doing more work over the coming year to support governing boards who are recruiting new leaders. This research will inform and invigorate those discussions."

National Governance Association

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Puts a big question over the true

cost of leadership types >

  "Raises questions on the cult of relying on big personalities to turn around struggling schools.

   A quick-fix takes some schools four years to recover, and can cost as much as £2M in fees to clean up the mess."

- Daily Mail

- Daily Mail

 

FULL ARTICLE >

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About re-imagining and redesigning 'school'  >

"We will need the qualities, capabilities and characteristics of architect leaders who can go beyond school turnaround and take on fundamental school redesign."

- Innovation Unit

 

FULL ARTICLE >

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About rapid turnaround,

rewards and results >

"We love it when schools are turned around in unbelievably quick time.

 

And we love to reward the head teachers responsible.

The trouble is, their legacy is often a trail of destruction."

- The Times

 

FULL ARTICLE >

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What type of leadership produces an enduringly successful school?

 What type of leader do we need for our school?

What type of head will you choose to be?

* The research revealed five school leadership types with five different outcomes: your school vision and
context will require the right leader type and
dynamic leadership balance.  

First broadcast on BBC Newsnight.  Video and BBC Newsnight logo  © BBC. All rights reserved.
Used under Fair Dealing (Research and Education), Intellectual Property Office, 18 November 2014.

Watch  BBC report (4 mins)  
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David Jackson, InnovationUnit.org 

To go beyond improvement and begin

the process of re-imagining and redesigning ‘school’, 

a certain kind of leadership will be required.

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