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Leadership in Improving Schools: A Qualitative Perspective

Penlington, C and Kington, A and Day, C (2008) Leadership in Improving Schools: A Qualitative Perspective. School Leadership and Management, Special Issue: The impact of school leadership on student outcomes, 28 (1). pp. 65-82. ISSN 1363-2434

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This article reports early case-study data gathered from 20 schools involved in the ‘Impact of School Leadership on Pupil Outcomes’ project. We present and discuss the perceptions of headteachers and other school leaders regarding leadership factors that directly and indirectly affect pupil outcomes in these improving schools. Included are issues relating to the pivotal role played by the headteacher in setting and communicating a strategic vision for the school; models of distributed leadership; and the building of leadership capacity so as to build a collective responsibility for the improvement of pupil outcomes.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
Depositing User: Alison Kington
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 12:54
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 12:54

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