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IMPROVING SCHOOL LEADERSHIP. MARGARET GRIFFIN. FROM EUROPE TO AFRICA. Copenhagen, Denmark --Setting the Scene Addis Ababa, Ethiopia --Extending basic education Libreville, The Gabon --The need for effective school leaders Khartoum, Sudan --Making effective school leaders. FINDINGS.

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Improving school leadership

IMPROVING SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

MARGARET GRIFFIN


From europe to africa
FROM EUROPE TO AFRICA

  • Copenhagen, Denmark --Setting the Scene

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia --Extending basic education

  • Libreville, The Gabon --The need for effective school leaders

  • Khartoum, Sudan --Making effective school leaders


Findings
FINDINGS

  • Assessment of where we are now

  • The urgent need for school leadership training

  • Realistic expectations

  • Revised and updated curriculum to meet current needs

  • Trained people are more important than resources


Leadership training
LEADERSHIP TRAINING

  • Leadership --The role of the Head

  • Organisation, Management and Structure

  • Financial Management

  • Managing, Selecting, Training and Developing Teaching and Support Staff

  • The Core Function- Teaching and Learning


Skills required
SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Leadership ability -- analysis, judgement and resolution of problems

  • Professional competence --educational knowledge and ability

  • Professional credibility and good inter-personal skills

  • Clear values and educational vision to model and embed in school life


The next step
THE NEXT STEP

  • The link between effective school leaders and effective schools is indisputable

  • Training to improve and empower school leaders is essential

  • There is widespread need, the task is immense, but a solution must be found


Final thoughts
FINAL THOUGHTS

  • “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe” H.G.Wells

  • “Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends” Benjamin Disraeli 1879


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