"School leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning.”
(Leithwood, K., Day, C., Sammons, P., Harris, A. and Hopkins, D. (2006), 'Seven strong claims about successful school leadership')
A great deal of work has been done in recent years to define what excellent school leadership looks like and to illustrate its role in school improvement in the UK. We use that experience to engage in dialogue with school leaders around the world, with the aim of improving education in local contexts, so that more young people get the start in life that they deserve.
We support policy makers in building and implementing school leadership policies
By working at government level we are able to inform the development of national approaches. These have the potential to impact on many leaders and, through them, hundreds of thousands of young people. Our recent projects include: