As a proactive primary school leader, you’ll know that one of the cornerstones of effective leadership is having the support of a strong, motivated and passionate team.
But even with a close-knit team, it’s possible to miss areas where you can build on existing skills or spot opportunities to develop new skills that will help you fill gaps in your team’s practice.
Two former primary heads – Ann O’Hara and Heather Clements – have created a system that helps your team find and fix these gaps.
Their answer – called What is Good Leadership (WIGL for short) – has been developed over five years, working with primary leadership teams in a wide range of contexts and drawing on national and international research.
Written to meet the specific needs of primary schools, the WIGL tool kit is already helping leadership teams like yours to:
- Clarify expectations of leadership
- Systemise judgements on effectiveness
- Pinpoint areas for development
- Promote strategic leadership
- Support appraisal, development and effectiveness of middle leaders
- Help with job descriptions and appraisal targets
- Promote self-evaluation and 360 degree review of an individual or whole school team
So, What is Good Leadership?
What is Good Leadership is an in-depth, self review toolkit that provides clear descriptions of the expectations of middle leaders, specific to the roles found in most primary schools.
It is progressive – enabling future leaders to develop and improve their skills at each level and translate those skills into a more senior role over time. In fact, it helps teachers progress from early subject leadership through to senior leadership and headship.
Fully matched to Ofsted
It is also fully matched to Ofsted expectations, so schools using it can be confident that their judgements are soundly based.
Each tool kit comes fully loaded with a USB stick with guidance on using WIGL in a number of different contexts – from peer review to supporting mentoring, developing CPD and performance management.
The pack is priced at £175 + VAT and contains everything you need to start understanding and improving your team’s practice.
You can purchase What is Good Leadership directly from our bookshop.
Or if you would like to see some sample pages from the kit, or order directly from me, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. My direct line is 0121 224 7584.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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