This book is based on the largest and most extensive empirical
study of contemporary leadership in primary and secondary schools
in England. The results demonstrate that heads of successful
schools improve the quality of student learning and achievement
through who they are - their values, virtues, dispositions and
competencies - as well as their timely use of change and
"Successful School Leadership" provides a comprehensive
analysis of the values and qualities of head teachers. It assesses
the strategies they use and how they adapt these to their
particular school context in order to ensure positive increases in
the learning, well being and achievement of their students. The
authors: Identify a basic set of leadership practices resulting
from their findings Analyse and describe the leadership values,
qualities and behaviours related to different phases in schools'
improvement journeys Provide illustrative case studies of primary
and secondary schools that highlight context sensitive strategies
Provide a contemporary overview of international research and
thinking about successful school leadership Recognize similar and
distinguishing features between schools in different socio-economic
groups This book is valuable reading for...school leaders and
senior teachers, educational policy makers and advisors, as well as
anyone involved or interested in education and its leadership.
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