Assisting first-time headteachers make the transition to formal leadership, this resource provides essential support and encouragement to help them fulfill their potential as educational leaders.
Chapter 7: Consolidation and Extension
Consolidation and Extension
The arguments and logic presented in the previous chapters should mean that by now you have reached the point of headship where you can begin to make a real difference in the long term. You have successfully managed the personal, organizational and occupational transition to headship and now not only feel confident and competent, but are ready to become strategic and to enter the high plains of school leadership. In short, you stand on the threshold of being an effective headteacher. This the point where you become strategic.
There is a myriad range of texts available that tell you how to become strategic. This section will focus, however, on what to be strategic about. Strategy, in its dictionary definition, is ...