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ERIC Number: EJ807081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Leadership Succession in Schools: A Cause for Concern
Rhodes, Christopher; Brundrett, Mark
Management in Education, v19 n5 p15-18 2005
The accession of new senior leaders and middle leaders are significant events and may bring a desired continuity of current improvement efforts, or herald a new direction for the school. Although attention has been paid to building leadership capacity in schools, perhaps via the distribution of leadership, little attention has been paid to leadership succession as a mechanism directly impacting on school improvement, via the supply of talented individuals capable of acting strategically, given the position of the school on its own improvement journey. As part of a study to explore leadership talent identification, development, succession, and retention in schools, the perceptions of twelve heads and twelve middle leaders from contextually different urban primary schools in the English West Midlands were sought. This article reports exclusively on findings with respect to leadership succession and succession planning in these schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)