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Developing aspiring school leaders: A case study

The Associate Leadership Initiative sought to improve middle leadership retention and embed long-term leadership training, development, and succession in one school. Terry Molloy looks at the elements of this project that combined to make it a success
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This article explores a school improvement initiative spanning 15 years – offering practical insights for educators who want to see lasting change in their own schools.

It challenges the "quick-fix" mentality often seen in educational change and advocates for a long-term perspective driven by effective leadership.

Instead of focusing on temporary solutions, the article argues for a long-term approach driven by strong leadership in several key aspects.

As a school leader, I know how important it is to see real, lasting change. By shifting focus from short-term fixes to sustainable strategies, leaders can create a culture of continuous learning and empowerment.


Building leaders, keeping leaders: A case study in sustainability

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