We provide leadership training for middle and senior leaders who aspire to higher positions or wish to evaluate and improve their leadership in their school setting. A mixed model approach is used based on the following “Domains of Leadership”.
There are twenty domains of leadership that have been identified for this resource. These have been selected using the question: ‘What do successful leaders do?’
They need to have a clear view of what they wish to achieve and to be able to articulate the pathway to take in order to reach that vision.
They involve others, enthuse others, focus on learning and encourage them to participate in the journey.
They are highly visible, promote the school, are positive about the school and encourage community involvement.
They are up to date with developments, participate in professional discussion and lead key changes.
They seek opportunities to develop staff, delegate and support, give positive feedback and set high expectations.
They have good appreciation of wider picture, seek views of others, consider all viewpoints and takes ownership of decisions.
They understand the overall requirements of operations, can see clearly what has to be done and know how to frame sensible processes.
They are good time managers, have good asset management skills, are on task and follow process.
They can outline critical pathways to reach set goals, can allocate resources wisely and know the processes of strategic and annual planning. They are flexible.
They are adept at all aspects of communication – written, verbal, listening and in using media, they are articulate, able to capture and retain the attention of others without overly dominating, keep all informed where necessary.
They are friendly, approachable and personable, they value others, address concerns, treat all with respect and build teams.
They show clear leadership, do not procrastinate, use a sensible rationale in decision-making and are confident in those decisions.
They are calm in stressful and pressure situations, don’t panic or get flustered, emotions do not cloud judgements, take time to consider.
They deal with everyone fairly and equitably, do not have favourites, maintain objectivity, follow policies and procedures.
They support both professionally and personally, encourage growth, ensures appropriate resourcing, is flexible and understanding.
Decisions are underpinned by values, goals, they regularly promote values and ethos or special character.
They are open, honest, fair; act in the common good of the community, have high levels of personal and professional integrity.
They are aware of the cultural and ethnic context, participate in and promote important ceremonies, ensures programmes reflect diversity, ensure policies respect diversity, encourages use of different languages, literature etc.
They bring in their own initiatives, encourages others to be creative and allow risk taking.
They are professional in all their dealings, they present a positive image, are consistently open, honest, fair and calm, they appreciate the pivotal nature of their role in setting time and community support.