The leadership of schools can make a significant difference to enhancing the life chances of students in schools and enabling them to succeed. This book examines leadership within schools, focusing on securing success within a challenging social and political environment. It explores the approaches to leadership adopted by four successful secondary school headteachers in a local authority situated in an area of high social deprivation and identifies the impact the headteachers of these schools have on staff, students and community. It analyses the key leadership strategies of these successful school leaders, strategies that can be deployed in all schools, and explores the links between leadership theories and leadership actions. The book goes on to examine how these strategies were actually implemented in a failing school in challenging circumstances and shows how other schools might benefit from such strategies and the insights on which they are based.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
A fascinating insight into how school leadership can make a difference when faced with the most difficult circumstances, this book provides sharp analysis and hope in equal measure. * Howard Stevenson, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Nottingham, UK *
This valuable book provides a scholarly and readable account of the leadership strategies deployed by a group of successful head teachers in schools facing highly challenging circumstances, using the lens of transactional and transformational leadership. The exploration is enriched by a case study of a further school in challenging circumstances in which the newly appointed head has successfully applied the strategies identified earlier in the book. * Jerry Wellington, Professor of Education, University of Sheffield, UK *