Seven Claims about Leadership
This NCSL articles puts forward the importance of effective school leaders. The claims are, in my opinion, irrefutable:
- School leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning.
- Almost all successful leaders draw on the same repertoire of basic leadership practices.
- The ways in which leaders apply these basic leadership practices – not the practices themselves – demonstrate responsiveness to, rather than dictation by, the contexts in which they work.
- School leaders improve teaching and learning indirectly and most powerfully through their influence on staff motivation, commitment and working conditions.
- School leadership has a greater influence on schools and students when it is widely distributed.
- Some patterns of distribution are more effective than others.
- A small handful of personal traits explains a high proportion of the variation in leadership effectiveness.
File Name seven-claims-to-success.pdf Category: Leadership Date February 18, 2018