Applying the pivotal 'Enduring School Success' leadership research
Lifting heads to lift schools
to lift students
to lift the nation
One type of school leadership outperforms the rest
for school turnaround.*
Whatever their natural type to start with, we now see how any head can adapt and develop
or blend their leadership.
Is 'watershed' too strong a word for this research?
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.
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* 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.
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Leading thinkers responses to the research:
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?
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.