Executive Leadership

Leader development – it’s personal!

Peter Earley and Sara Bubb call for a radical overhaul of leader development which places more focus on opportunities for personal development.
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Challenge, change and stress

The work of school leaders is more complex than ever. Challenges include accountability pressures associated with high-stakes testing; school inspections; league tables and exam performance; curriculum developments; changes in assessment; and human resources issues, such as recruiting quality teachers or maintaining staff morale. Allen et al. (2016) found that schools with the most disadvantaged pupil intakes tend to have more inexperienced teachers, more unqualified teachers and higher staff turnover, suggesting that these schools’ leaders face even greater difficulties than most.

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