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Successful School Leadership: Linking with Learning and Achievement: Linking with Learning

byDavid Hopkins, Pam Sammons, Ken Leithwood

Paperback | May 16, 2011

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This book is based on the largest and most extensive empirical study of contemporary leadership in primary and secondary schools in England. The results demonstrate that heads of successful schools improve the quality of student learning and achievement through who they are – their values, virtues, dispositions and competencies – as well as their timely use of change and improvement strategies.

Successful School Leadership provides a comprehensive analysis of the values and qualities of head teachers. It assesses the strategies they use and how they adapt these to their particular school context in order to ensure positive increases in the learning, well being and achievement of their students. The authors:

  • Identify a basic set of leadership practices resulting from their findings
  • Analyse and describe the leadership values, qualities and behaviours related to different phases in schools’ improvement journeys
  • Provide illustrative case studies of primary and secondary schools that highlight context sensitive strategies
  • Provide a contemporary overview of international research and thinking about successful school leadership
  • Recognize similar and distinguishing features between schools in different socio-economic groupsThis book is valuable reading for…school leaders and senior teachers, educational policy makers and advisors, as well as anyone involved or interested in education and its leadership.
Christopher Day is Professor Emeritus at the School of Education in the University of Nottingham, UK. Pam Sammons is a Professor of Education at the Department of Education, University of Oxford and a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, UK. Ken Leithwood is Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Polic...
Title:Successful School Leadership: Linking with Learning and Achievement: Linking with LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.06 × 6.02 × 0.75 inPublished:May 16, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:033524243X

ISBN - 13:9780335242436

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Table of Contents

Part One - Contexts for Success
Leaders and Contexts: What Previous Research Tells Us About the Relationship
What All Successful Leaders Do In Most Contexts
Part Two - Leadership Actions and Pupil Outcomes
Models of Leadership and Pupil Outcomes
Similarities and Differences Between Primary and Secondary Leaders: A Badly Neglected Distinction in Leadership Research and Training
Characteristics and Practices of Leaders in Schools which Improved from Different Starting Points
Part Three - Who Heads Are and What They Do To Build and Sustain Success
Core Values and Practices: Leadership, Learning and Improvement
Phases of School Improvement
Layered Leadership Strategies: How Leaders Achieve and Sustain Successful School Improvement
Part Four - Future Progress and Prospects
Organisational Democracy, Trust and The Progressive Distribution ofLeadership
Successful Leadership: Contexts, Claims and Qualities