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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*

so why doesn't every school now think this way ?"

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?

The What:

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.  

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.

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See the research:
in the HBR study:
Leading thinkers responses to the research: 

Of astonishing effects 

beyond the school gates >

Significant for

recruiting school leaders >

Puts a big question over the true

cost of leadership types >

About re-imagining and redesigning 'school'  >

About rapid turnaround,

rewards and results >

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.

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