Make everyone a leader – it will ‘settle your glitter’
One Texas school is achieving amazing results with poorer pupils by empowering staff and focusing on social and emotional learning, explains one leadership expert
The Scottish government has set out a bold and ambitious plan to close the poverty-related attainment gap by interrupting the cycle of deprivation and its impact on children’s progress. This is a complex and ambitious aim that has effective leadership – and learning about leadership – at its heart.
Some schools at home and abroad, however, are already achieving this. Last autumn, as part of a study visit to Dallas, Texas, I was fortunate enough to spend a few days learning about one such school, its pupils and the impact of leadership at all levels.
I met five-year-old Miguel*, who took a ...