Alex Battison

What Premier League coaches can teach school leaders


Time spent checking out a Premier League football coaching course gave Alex Battison a glimpse of how school leaders could benefit from working with professionals outside their own field

Leadership: What school leaders can learn from Premier League football coaching courses

Considering the high turnover of Premier League football managers – the average tenure is about two years – you would think school leaders would do well to steer clear of any advice from that particular sector. However, I have found that there is much we can learn about leadership from the most lucrative football league in the world.

Having worked in three schools over the past 15 years (as well as having the pleasure of being involved with several others through a teaching alliance), I’ve long been interested in how the education sector can get better at supporting its leaders so that the ...

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