Education reform continues to be a dominating feature of education in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school managers develop the skills which enable them to manage their new responsibilities effectively.

In School Leadership in the 21st Century all the major aspects of school leadership are discussed, including:

  • the strategic and ethical dimensions of leadership
  • leading and managing change
  • leading and managing staff in high performance schools
  • information for student learning and organisational learning
  • transformation of schools in the tewnty-first century.

The authors of this completely updated and revised edition have addressed the new standards and competency frameworks, making this an essential read for all headteachers and aspiring headteachers on NPQH or LPSH courses and anyone else with an interest in school leadership.

chapter 1|4 pages


ByBrent Davies

part |2 pages

Part I

chapter 2|10 pages

The strategic dimensions of leadership

ByBarbara J. Davies, Brent Davies

chapter 3|15 pages

The ethical dimension of leadership

ByChristopher Bowring-Carr

chapter 4|21 pages

The competent leader

ByLinda Ellison

part |2 pages

Part II

chapter 5|17 pages

Leading the strategically focused school

ByBrent Davies

chapter 6|21 pages

Leading and managing change

ByViv Garrett

chapter 7|16 pages

Leading and managing staff in high performance schools

ByMax Sawatzki

part |2 pages

Part III

chapter 8|15 pages

Leading learning

ByChristopher Bowring-Carr

chapter 9|13 pages

Information for student learning – assessment for learning: the profile

ByChristopher Bowring-Carr

chapter 11|18 pages

Resourcing learning

ByMick Brookes

part |2 pages

Part IV

chapter 12|21 pages

The transformation of schools in the twenty-first century

ByBrian J. Caldwell