In this strange world of Free Schools and Academies, where anyone can teach and anyone can be a school leader, the question is where are the great leaders; the Alec Clegg's, the Tim Brighouses', the Mick Waters' , the Steve Munby's? And more importantly, where is the system leadership; the glue that binds us around a common purpose, common aims and priorities, a commitment to excellence, to getting every child to reach their potential and to getting the best out of everyone in the team!
The secrets to success
leaders need to unite around a shared purpose;
leaders need to meet regularly and see their personal involvement in these meetings as vital;
leaders must talk about their successes and concerns;
leaders must share, network and learn.
After all, ensuring the success of schools and education -- and the individuals who serve it -- is the real purpose of leadership.