Following The Key’s guest post on the NAHT Edge blog earlier this week, we’ve invited the CEO of NAHT Edge, Louis Coiffait, to contribute his thoughts on school leadership. Louis has more than a decade of experience working in the sector. Follow @LouisMMCoiffait on Twitter for education news, comment and analysis. The views expressed here are solely the opinion of the author.
Some aspects of good leadership such as vision, influence and clarity can appear timeless and universal. We all know good leadership when we experience it and can point to examples of people who’ve demonstrated it (and people who haven’t).
But once you dig into the detail of what it means in practice, good leadership gets a bit more complicated. That’s because it’s always, to an extent, responsive to the particular circumstances and needs of the moment. How can you compare Winston Churchill’s ‘fight them on the beaches’…
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