Bringing together internationally recognised scholars such as Andy Hargreaves, Megan Crawford and Lorna Earl, this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and evidence in the field, including:

Effective leadership practices across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures; Expert commentaries on research, practice and theory; Overviews of international research evidence on leadership and learning

This book is for students on Masters, EdD courses and similar programmes in educational leadership.

Realizing the Potential of System Leadership

Realizing the Potential of System Leadership

Realizing the potential of system leadership

In making the case in this chapter for the potential of systemic reform to enable every student to reach their potential and for every school to be great, and the consequent role of system leader, I:

  • clarify the central policy conundrum of balancing national prescription with schools leading reform
  • identify the four key drivers that underpin system change
  • outline the concept of and a model for system leadership
  • describe the internal and external aspects of the system leadership role
  • conclude by proposing some questions and suggesting a reflection on the role of system leadership.

For a country to succeed it needs both a competitive economy and an inclusive society. That requires an education system with high standards, which transmits and ...

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