What does a pandemic mean for school leadership development?

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Date published 23 June 2020

Last updated 21 March 2024

We’re proud to be working with partners from across the sector to deliver the Summer Series: a programme of free webinars to support teachers and school leaders through, and beyond, the coronavirus outbreak.

Our latest roundtable is on school leadership development and is hosted by Ambition Institute’s Jen Barker, Dean for Learning Design, and Tom Rees, Executive Director for School Leadership. They’re joined by guests from across the education sector:

  • Herminder Channa, Principal at Ark Boulton Academy
  • Professor Paul Miller, Professor of Educational Leadership & Social Justice
  • Steve Munby, author and leadership expert

During the pandemic headteachers have come up against new and ever-evolving challenges. They have also emerged as true civic leaders in their communities. It’s never been more important to invest in their professional development, so that they can continue to drive their schools’ recovery from coronavirus.

Watch back as our speakers discuss:

  • How can we support aspiring and current heads to meet the changing demands of their roles?
  • How do we nurture a new generation of school leaders in a post-pandemic education system?
  • How will the Department for Education reforms to NPQs and headteacher standards impact school leaders?

Further Reading

If you enjoyed Jen and Tom’s session, here is some further reading on how school leadership development may change following the pandemic:

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