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Welcome to The Leadership section of the ESHA portal
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Leading a school is not an easy task. Our world is changing repaidly and schools need to change accordingly. Effective leaders build effective and innovative schools. They motivate teachers, enthuse students and involve local communities. This section is meant to act as a source for every school head that is interested in professional development.
Please watch this inspiring video
Inspiring video of what makes a 21st century school leader
Inspring video of leadership by Patrick Awuah
Please read the adopted version of ESHA's Position Paper on Distributed Leadership:
Position paper Distributive leadership FINAL (2016_07_12 18_57_18 UTC).pdf
In 2013, ESHA and ETUCE (The European Teacher Association) studied distributive leadership in Europe.
The files summarize their findings:
Report on Distributed Leadership ESHA-ETUCE.PDF
Apendix Tables Report.pdf
Case study on accountability and its effect on Governance interviews Part II.pdf
Case study on accountability and its effect on Governance interviews Part I.pdf
Together we own distributed leadership
Together we own distributed leadership.docx
The Entrepreneurial Competences for School Leadership Teams project develops a free course sfor school leaders to acquire entrepreneurial compertences. The project's site is:
Entrepreneurial competences article v2.docx
General reports on school leadership
McKinsey report on how the world’s top school systems are building leadership capacity for the future
McKinsey on leadership building.pdf
English report on principal value-added to student achievement
The effectiveness of good leadership.pdf
Stanford University research on "Developing Successful Principals"
Professor John West-Burnham researches the relationship between education, educational leadership and democratic societies
Educational Leadership and Democracy.pdf
Short article about "ten basic skills of outstanding leadership"
!0 Skills of Leadership.pdf
Article on the intellifent use of data in schools
The Data Rich school by Chris Harrison.pdf
Kevin Jones describes emotional intelligence
Reports on school leadership with country specific infromation
Report on the development of the political and administrative framework of schools in European countries.
leadership country reports.pdf
OECD report on school leadership and autonomy
School leadership matters.pdf
Comprehensive list of school Leadership authors
School Leadership authors.doc
Central European project on improvement of school leadership
Improving School Leadership Central Europe 2010.pdf
The role of school leadership in the improvement opf learning in Central European countries
THE ROLE OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP.pdf
Report on improving Lower Secondary Schools in Norway
US based research on "improving teaching and learning by improving school leadership"
Improving Teaching and Learning by Improving School Leadership.pdf
A report on the evaluation of the new National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in the UK.
Danish view on the attractiveness of school leadership
The attractiveness of school leadership - Skolelederne View.pdf
A major review of teacher and leadership development in Scotland -
Teaching Scotland's Future
Scotland - Standard for Headship.pdf
Dutch based CPE launch initiative to create High Performing Schools
High Performance Schools.pdf
ASCL (the Association of School and College Leaders in the United Kingdom) initiates a project in Ghana
Partnership with Ghana.pdf
In this best practice from England, Alison Peacock describes the 7 habits of highly effectice school heads
7 habits of highly effective heads, Alison Peackock.docx
ESHA position papers
ESHA distributive leadership position paper.
Position paper Distributive leadership FINAL.docx
ESHA early school leavers position paper
Position paper on Early School Leavers FINAL.docx
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