The Headteacher as Effective Leader

The Headteacher as Effective Leader

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The focus of this book is the crucial role the head teacher has to fulfil as the leader. The book studies the duties and roles of the head teacher and the leadership qualities and objectives needed. It has become apparent that being a good manager and teacher is not enough - the leader has to be able to lead and communicate his/her vision of the school to the staff, pupils and parents. Moreover he/she has to be familiar with a range of leadership roles, which are described in this book. The head teacher has to audit the needs of the school and lead the process of planning to meet its needs, giving overall direction to the school. The head teacher has to set and monitor targets for staff and for the school, feeding into the development plan. The roles of team builder and systems thinker are also essential. Finally the head teacher has to develop staff and promote self-development and school improvement.

ISBN: 9781857424027

Published Date: April 1, 1998

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

Language: English

Page Count: 118

Size: 8.50" l x 6.50" w x 0.50" h