The 8 Qualities of Successful School Leaders: The desert by Jeremy Sutcliffe

By Jeremy Sutcliffe

"Imagine you have been solid adrift on a wasteland island with a faculty jam-packed with kids in determined desire of an exceptional headteacher. What 8 features may you are taking with you to run your wilderness island school?"

In this inspirational e-book, many of the UK's so much profitable headteachers resolution this query, conversing brazenly approximately what it takes to successfully deal with a faculty at the present time. In candid and relocating bills we listen how they've got either rotated failing faculties and stronger impressive colleges. Their suggestions, from imaginative and prescient, to braveness and resilience, shape the eight key traits that are tested extensive during the ebook.

This isn't really a e-book approximately government-led projects, top-down versions or politically-motivated makes an attempt to alter the way in which faculties are controlled. as an alternative, it makes a speciality of the very important management components that winning heads say paintings for them. It bargains crucial insights and recommendation into the demanding situations of working a college effectively and may be a resource of idea for all college leaders and a person considering entering into headship.

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Secondly, because the children that are in school now are going to be living and working in the year 2080 we have got to prepare children for that. They are going to be doing jobs that haven’t yet been invented. That’s not just about knowledge and exams, it’s about having all those soft skills that they will need: teamwork, communication skills and the flexibility to be able to do those jobs and adapt to changing times in the future. And the third thing is for us to try and show them by example so that they will go out and live good Christian lives.

I had to sit back and think, ‘What do I stand for? ’ My vision is bigger than that. There’s a social context that I have to take on board. My vision was to create a community within the school that supports each other no matter where you’re coming from, boy or girl. It doesn’t matter about your gender. I was going to ‘live equal opportunities’, in every way, in every shape and in everything we do in the academy. “When I first came to Walworth the staff told me there was this big debating competition going on and I said, ‘Yes, we should enter the children’.

My vision is about children loving school and experiencing a vast range of things and having a group of teachers that thoroughly enjoy being with children. If you look at our classrooms they are full of artwork, full of models, there’s always lots of things going on and that’s as interesting for the teachers as it is for the children. You find the staff are very rarely away because they love coming to work. It’s as simple as that. ” Fulfilling potential Ani Magill, Headteacher of St John the Baptist, a high performing Catholic comprehensive in Woking, Surrey, says her vision for her school “is about ensuring students fulfil their potential”.

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