Background

  • “School leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning,” according to Leithwood et al in the 2006 literature review Seven strong claims about successful school leadership (PDF 690 KB).
  • A growing body of evidence around the world shows that investing in leadership at all phases of a school leader’s career will make a substantial difference to the quality of teaching and therefore the quality of student learning.
  • Systemically focusing on effective school leadership enables the greatest impact on our teachers and ultimately the learning of students.
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