Is there a Crisis in School Leadership?

Are school leaders thriving, surviving or sinking during the pandemic?

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You can also download the background interview report and the survey report on our Research page.

Webinars

The second of our webinars on leaders’ career plans was held on 29 the November. Steve Munby. Emma Knights and Karen Giles respond to the research results.

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Succession planning for headteachers – could local solutions still work?   

In this post we ask how succession planning for headteachers in England could be improved; so that every school is able to recruit and retain a high quality headteacher, and the overall headteacher pool becomes more diverse and representative?  At the end of November we held an online seminar on this topic, at which we … Continue reading “Succession planning for headteachers – could local solutions still work?   “

leaders’ work before lockdown

The pandemic brought significant changes to schools in England and elsewhere – school leaders were shifting learning online, inventing and managing new organisational routines, and keeping staff and students safe when face to face teaching resumed. We’ve been researching these changes. In difficult times, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s remained constant through the … Continue reading “leaders’ work before lockdown”

Shaken identities – what does UK research on school leadership in the pandemic tell us?

In a previous blog post we explored what can be learned from international literature on school leadership during and after natural disasters. In this post we consider existing research here in the UK on school leadership in the pandemic and some implications which flow from this. A number of UK studies are tracking the impact … Continue reading “Shaken identities – what does UK research on school leadership in the pandemic tell us?”