2nd Edition

School Leadership in the 21st Century

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    Education reform continues to be a dominating feature of education in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school managers develop the skills which enable them to manage their new responsibilities effectively.

    In School Leadership in the 21st Century all the major aspects of school leadership are discussed, including:

    • the strategic and ethical dimensions of leadership
    • leading and managing change
    • leading and managing staff in high performance schools
    • information for student learning and organisational learning
    • transformation of schools in the tewnty-first century.

    The authors of this completely updated and revised edition have addressed the new standards and competency frameworks, making this an essential read for all headteachers and aspiring headteachers on NPQH or LPSH courses and anyone else with an interest in school leadership.

    Introduction 2. The strategic dimension of leadership 3. The ethical dimension of leadership 4. The competent leader 5. Leading the strategically-focused school 6. Leading and managing change 7. Leading and managing staff in high performance schools 8. Leading learning 9. Information for student learning: Assessment for learning: the profile 10. Information for organisational learning: establishing a coherent, rigorous and workable system of self-evaluation 11. Resourcing learning 12. The transformation of schools in the 21st century


    Brent Davies is Professor of International Educational Leadership and Director of the International Leadership Centre at the University of Hull. Linda Ellison is Senior Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Christopher Bowring-Carr is a Lecturer and Consultant in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Hull.