What are your leadership ambitions?

A lot is said about the teacher recruitment crisis and the difficulty in finding school leaders – but what about the essential middle tier? Louis Coiffait explains

Should every teacher want to be a head? In a word – no. But every teacher should be ambitious, both for themselves and for each of their students.

That’s not necessarily about going for promotion or job titles. That might be about being amazing at teaching English, or at teaching children who have English as a second language, or at leading an English department.

Additionally, we do also need a significant proportion of them to want to become more senior and to take on greater responsibility. The question is whether our current system helps with either of these things, or not.

Alongside current concerns about the quantity and quality of new teachers entering the profession, we often hear parallel worries about the “supply” of good headteachers. 

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