The authors discuss effective leadership in extended schooling to fulfill Every Child Matters mandates and provide case studies demonstrating what is possible in a variety of settings.

Staffing the Extended School

Staffing the extended school

This chapter considers the following questions:

  • What underpinning staffing principles need to operate in extended schools?
  • How can leaders of extended schools manage to recruit and retain the appropriate staff?
  • What new kinds of people make up the workforce in extended schools?
  • What kind of culture may develop in the organization?

Reviewing Staffing Principles and Practice

Extended schools clearly need to be efficient, effective and successful enterprises, and such organizations rely as much as anything for their success on the quality of staff working in them. Experienced school leaders aim to ensure that all staff, regardless of age, rank or experience, feel valued, trusted, empowered, challenged and supported. Effective extended schools need to operate in such a way as to ensure that staffing policies ...

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