Topics: School Leadership






Motivation, morale and movement: Creating a distributed leadership model in a new and growing school

Our school is a newly established special school in London, catering for 28 children, aged 7-16, with complex behavioural needs and those on the autism spectrum and with additional complex needs. We realised there was a ‘gap in the market’ for students who are high-functioning, and are able to live independent, fulfilled lives as adults, but who don’t yet have the tools and strategies to cope with the demands placed on them from others. Their needs generally stem from their poor social and communication abilities. In line with research regarding autism diagnoses, the vast majority of our students are...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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Changing, improving and learning is a game we all play, as leaders of education

Our setting is a small school with the maximum capacity of 30 pupils. As of July 2019 we have 26 pupils on role with 23 members of staff (including auxiliary staff). The school has a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) team made up of a Headteacher and two Assistant Heads (one for Education and one for Pastoral). In addition, there are subject leads for Science, English and Maths and a Senior Keyworker. As part of the development of specialisms other key roles include, an Assistant Educational Psychologist and a Team Teach Tutor.   The case study plots a journey of ups as...


Date Published: 10th October 2019
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