Andy Buck, Karen Wespieser and Jennie Harland
This is a practical guide for schools on Executive Headship. It is based on research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), Ambition School Leadership and the National Governors’ Association. The authors provide a summary of the executive headteacher (EHT) role, along with points to consider when creating such a position within a school or chain.
As well as providing an overview of the EHT role suitable for anyone working in the sector, the authors consider research into the EHT role. They highlight research that has found that EHTs have three main strategic priorities: improvement (addressing school underperformance); expansion (increasing management capacity and efficiency); and partnerships (forming and growing a school grouping).
They also address findings that suggest the success of the EHT role may vary depending on the size and scale of the position, as well as the specific purposes of the position.
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