Effective School Leadership raises many questions about effective leadership and how it is seen from different viewpoints. The issues are placed in political context and in relation to a changing world scene.
Chapter 4: What Teachers, Parents, Governors and Pupils want from their Heads
What Teachers, Parents, Governors and Pupils want from their Heads
What do parents, governors, teachers and pupils want from their school leaders? At a time when globalisation is blurring distinctions among cultures, what similarities and differences are there in England, Scotland and Denmark? Expectations of headteachers at national and local level may be spelled out in great detail, especially in the UK, yet the everyday expectations of parents, pupils and teachers tend very often to be left to the guesswork of individual heads. These expectations are pivotal in building a vision and direction for the school. It is these expectations that shape the image of the school and, together with its internal culture, ...