In any school leadership role, there is a good case for saying that success is ultimately all about the people. The ethos, vision and strategy don’t exist in isolation; they exist in reference to the dynamics of the people who make up the organisation.
There are lots of dimensions to this all-important people factor:
Individual competence and capacity for professional development
The dream scenario is to be surrounded by highly competent professionals, who drive themselves to excel in all that they do, make a significant contribution, accept accountability, support the school’s vision and ethos and continually seek to improve their practice. When recruiting, this is the kind of person you want to appoint. (See this post on recruitment...)
The reality is usually different; all of us have our strengths and aspects of competences and skills we need to work on. Some teachers are better or more confident and expert…
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