Executive Leadership

Thinking Like a Boss

Being a school leader involves much more than taking on a new title and more responsibility. It involves growth and skill development, which can and should occur at all career stages. Heather Clements outlines steps and strategies teachers can take to put themselves on track for successful career progression.

Until comparatively recently, the notion of leadership within schools, and particularly primary schools, was undeveloped. Of course, schools had leaders but they were called ‘Head Teachers’ and they had ‘Deputy Head Teachers’ who took over when they weren’t there – and often did the boring bits.

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