Presentation on theme: "The School Leadership Role"— Presentation transcript:
0 The National College for School Leadership Developing leadership and management skills for the future.A presentation for UNESCO
1 The School Leadership Role School principalsAspiring school principalsMiddle leaders- heads of curriculum areas or heads of yearSchool business managersThe senior leadership teamKey factorsInternational trend is towards devolution of school leadership and managementRecruitment, retention and succession planningComplexity- Skills and knowledge for the 21st CenturyProfessionalising teaching and school leadership
2 The School Leadership Role Growth of teams - the average secondary school now has five deputy or assistant heads compared with 3.4 in 2001 – but issues re diversity and succession planning.What we know about school leadership, NCSL, 2007
3 The Importance of School Leadership Student results will not improve without good school leadership. In England, we know from our inspection data that for every 100 schools that have good leadership and management, 93 will have good standards of achievement. For every 100 schools that do not have good leadership and management, only 1 will have good standards of achievement. There is not a single example of a school turning around its performance in the absence of good leadership. It is almost impossible, in England's system at least, to have good results without good leadership and management.(DCSF, 2008)3
4 There is an emerging international consensus on how to support school leadership Finding“One of the key revelations over the last ten years is that school leadership is not just an HR issue – it is a strategic issue.”Singapore“We are moving from pulling people out of schools to making schools engines for building talent.”New York“Our whole purpose is delivering improvement – we’re not interested in leadership development for its own sake.”Victoria“Replacing an outstanding principal is the toughest and most frightening experience of your life.”OntarioImplicationLeadership focused on teaching, learning and people is critical to the current and future success of schoolsSpot talent early and move leadership development into schools, but avoid recycling low level practiceEnsure leadership development is focussed on school improvementSupport governing bodies to make the right appointments and make the process fit for purpose
5 National CollegeThe National College for School Leadership works to develop and inspire great leaders of schools, early years settings and children’s services so that they can make a positive difference to children’s lives.
6 National College Scope Leaders at all levels in all state maintained schools in England23,000 heads75,000 deputy heads and members of school leadership groups13,000 school business managers220,000 middle leaders3,500 Children Centres and early years leaders6
7 National College’s goals are: Inspiring new leaders: identifying, inspiring and developing future leaders to sustain the supply of talentGreat leadership development: giving all leaders the expertise they needEmpowering successful leaders: harnessing the expertise of great leaders to drive improvementShaping future leadership: changing how leaders work to respond to new demands and influencing policy and advising government7
8 Leadership Development The National College offers leadership development activities for school leaders at all stages of their careerAt the moment this is broadly grouped as follows:Middle and senior leadersAspiring headteachersNew headteachers / children centre leadersExperienced headteachersSystem leadersSchool business managersStrategic leadership of ICT25,000 heads200,000 middle leadersEngland- 500,000 teachers
9 Leadership Development - How Programmes based on leadership standardsShaping the future – creating a visionLeading learning & teachingDeveloping self and working with othersManaging the organisationSecuring accountabilityStrengthening communityA blended delivery modelFace-to-face learningIndividual self study and online learningCollaborative reflectionReal application or enquiry based work in schoolMasters level accreditationEngland- 500,000 teachers
10 Building leadership quality: the College’s provision Secondary schools that are more engaged with the College’s leadership development programmes have consistently achieved faster rates of improvement in GCSE results.
11 National College Programmes Certificate/Diploma in School Business ManagementLeading from the MiddleLeadership PathwaysAccelerate to Headship including Future LeadersNational Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)Head Start support for first time appointed head teachersNational Professional Qualification for Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL)The Strategic Leadership of ICT
12 National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) Pre entryAccess resources to help gauge your readinessEntry StageOnline application with supporting statementTwo-day assessment and development eventDevelopment StageIntroductory dayCoaching Placement Materials EventsPeer learning Work-based learning Online learningGraduation StageGraduation board assessmentAdd some detail here:PersonalisedCoaching mandatoryOnline materialsPlacement in a different contextFirst headshipContinued support in Early Headship Provision
13 The Strategic Leadership of ICT The programme will:-Help create a vision for leading ICT in schoolsProvide time to develop visionHelp you evaluate developments to dateUnderstand issues relating to ICTChallenge thinking about the future use of technologyRecognise long term and short term solutionsThe programme will not:-Give answers about howTeach ICT skillsHelp write schemes of workGive technical advice on solutions, software, hardware or providers
14 All of the College’s programmes are accessed through a learning portal All of the College’s programmes are accessed through a learning portal. This is the pathway for NPQH.
22 The National College working internationally The National College is the first College anywhere in the world uniquely dedicated to the professional development of school leaders.We work in partnership with an increasing number of ministries of education and other organisations to develop sustainable approaches to school leadership development.We understand the absolute importance of context.Our work includes consultancy, designing leadership development programmes and access to our resources through the National College membership schemeOur International Programme for School Principals is a 2 week residential programme that can be delivered at the College in the UK or Internationally
23 Three final messagesSchool leadership is moving up the agenda around the worldThere is a global trend towards school autonomyHence, the increasingly high priority given to leadership development around the worldContact: