This post lays out a manifesto for better leadership in education.
Educational feudal system
Schools and colleges are the epitome of a hierarchy. Your “bog standard” (my chemistry teacher used this phrase to describe exam questions) teachers lie at the bottom of the heap, followed by heads of subject, heads of department, senior leadership and the a principal or headteacher at the spear end.
The most important people in school are your “bog standard” teachers. They deliver the product. If they’re not delivering the goods, the school fails. Simple.
Too often in education, this thinking is reversed. The head […]