Super heads can work wonders

5th March 2010 at 00:00

In response to the comment piece from Professor Barker, there are a few issues I would like to address.

Contrary to his first assumption, there is no shortage of evidence that good school leaders can help turn around struggling schools. We also know that school leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning.

Our National Leaders of Education (NLEs) are improving the life chances of children and young people up and down the country. The evidence speaks for itself with both supported and supporting schools experiencing greater than average rates of improvement.

By 2012, we will have recruited 500 NLEs ready to be deployed. Rather than busting myths, their goal is to make a difference and I have every confidence they will.

Steve Munby, Chief executive, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now