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The Leadership Life-Cycle - The 6 Phases of Headship

posted May 7, 2014, 9:01 AM by James Saunders   [ updated Dec 3, 2014, 1:29 AM ]
On Monday 17 November TTSA had the please of working with Essex Heads on 'The Leadership Life-Cycle - The 6 phases of Headship. A group of secondary heads spent the session reflecting on where they were in their career. Mr Saunders provided a summary of a range of literature on the phases of headship and the group used these to support the construction of their own definition. The session has proved to be a useful starting block as the TTSA develops a local support offer for heads.

See below for a link to the presentation.

Literature links:

Brighouse, T. (2007) How successful Headteachers survive and thrice - four phases of headship, five uses of time, six essential tasks and seven ways to hold on to your sanity.  http://www.rm.com/_rmvirtual/media/downloads/how_head_teachers_survive_and_thrive_by_prof_tim_brighouse.pdf 

Hargreaves, D. (2010) Creating a self-improving school system.  National College of School Leadership.  Available from: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/2093/1/download%3Fid%3D133672%26filename%3Dcreating-a-self-improving-school-system.pdf

Hargreaves, D. (2011) Leading a self-improving school system.  National College of School Leadership.  Available from: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/10429/1/download%3Fid%3D154604%26filename%3Dleading-a-self-improving-school-system.pdf

Ingate, C. (2010) ‘Six phases of headship.   In: Pointon, P. Growing leadership.  Available from: http://www.educationalleaders.govt.nz/content/download/7954/63588/file/Peter%20Pointon%20Sabbatical%20Report.pdf

Ingate, C. (2006) Should I stay or should I go http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/6980/1/download%3Fid%3D17393%26filename%3Dshould-i-stay-or-should-i-go-full-report.pdf

Reeves, J., Mahoney, P. and Moos, L. (1997) Headship: issues of career, Teacher Development. An International journal of teachers professional development 1 (1), pp. 43-56 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13664539700200007

Earley, P and Weindling, D (2007) Do school leaders have a shelf life? Career stages and headteacher performance, Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, Vol. 35, http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/2871/1/Earley07Shelf73.pdf


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James Saunders,
Dec 3, 2014, 1:27 AM
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