What kind of people run our schools? What makes them behave as they do? What kind of an example do they set? How can headteachers live up to expectations? What makes them fail? What keeps the profession in good standing in the taxpayer’s eye, and what undermines it? Ethical Leadership for a Better Education System: What Kind of People Are We?sets out a new vision for school leadership, moving beyond ‘leadership styles’ and ‘best practice’, to the motivations of school leaders. It proposes a way for the profession to embrace, develop and maintain ethical standards.
Considering the future vision of educational leadership, Ethical Leadership for a Better Education System will appeal to all levels of school leaders, existing and aspiring. It should help everyone who leads in school, and everyone who cares about the models we set before the nation’s young.
Acknowledgements; At the school gate; 1 Introduction; Why you should read this book?; 2 The Framework for Ethical Educational Leadership 2018; Part 1: Professional School Leaders; 3 The Headteacher as professional; 4 The professional for the child; 5 The professional for parents; 6 The professional for the state; Part 2 Ethics and schools; 7 Ethical thinking; 8 Ethics in Public Life; 9 Setting English Standards in Education; Part 3 Why is it difficult to agree about good educational leadership?; 10 Perverse accountability; 11 What should we do? Using ethics to make better decisions; 12 The theatre of education; Part 4 The Framework for Ethical Educational Leadership 2018; 13 A Framework for Ethical Educational Leadership 2018; 14 Using the Framework for Ethical Educational Leadership; 15Leadership in the leadership group; 16 Governors and trustees; 17 Creating an ethical climate: learning and reflection; 18 Ethics and qualifications; 19. Who decides?; 20 Finally; Bibliography