THE ARCHITECT LEADER
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.
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."
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
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
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
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
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.
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Watch BBC report (4 mins)
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.