Robust School Leadership – Risks and Rewards

Posted in : Cassidy's Comments on 29 November 2022
Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL
Issues covered: Leadership; Wellbeing; Bullying

With much debate in the media just now on ethics in public life and in particular with accusations of bullying levelled at government ministers and leaders in top jobs, it is appropriate to reflect on how these impacts on our schools and how they are managed.As in the world of politics where high-profile roles come with intense public/media scrutiny, school leadership roles come with high expectations from parents and education authorities in terms of delivering results. Over the last decade pressure for closer monitoring and evaluation of classroom teaching in pursuit of greater accountability has often resulted in friction between teaching unions and school leaders around classroom

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Frank Cassidy
Former Principal & Regional Officer of ASCL

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