chapter  5
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Mentoring for School Principals

WithAngela Thody

Through a scheme introduced by the British Government in 1992, each recently appointed school principal will be entitled to seven days’ mentoring from an experienced colleague. This mentoring is to be a formalised ‘buddy system’ offering structured learning opportunities to help new principals with their responsibilities. This chapter explores the reasons for the scheme and the challenges it faces in becoming an acceptable method of education for administration.