“Types” of heads and sustained school improvement matters | governingmatters

Centre for High Performance has published a major study in which they identify five different “types” of headteachers. This blog is not about the research methodology or results but will comment on issues which have been highlighted and which trustees need to be aware of.

The study says there are five types of heads but only one of these is effective in ensuring long term and sustained improvement. The first type of head, termed “surgeons” act quickly and decisively to turn around their schools. They do this by
Expelling, on average, 28% of final year students
Fire around tenth of the…

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