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Eddy-Spicer, David; Bubb, Sara; Earley, Peter; Crawford, Megan; James, Chris – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article reports on research into headteacher performance management in England. The English school system couples organisational autonomy with close scrutiny of educational outcomes. The management of the performance of headteachers is a central aspect of such a system. The research involved a systematic literature review and the collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Accountability, Administrator Effectiveness
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Earley, Peter; Bubb, Sara – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
It is known that the work of headteachers is demanding. Observation, diaries and logs completed by headteachers show a relentless, complex and emotionally demanding workload. What can be learned about headship from how new headteachers spend their time, and perhaps as importantly, what can new headteachers themselves learn? This article draws upon…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Phenomenology, Observation, Barriers
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Higham, Rob; Earley, Peter – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
The Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government elected in 2010 has argued contemporary reform will increase the autonomy of schools in England. Given the complexities that exist, however, in the balance between autonomy and control, we explore how school leaders view autonomy as it exists within the wider policy framework. The article…
Descriptors: Institutional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Earley, Peter; Weindling, Dick – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2007
This article explores several issues about school leaders, career stages and performance. It draws upon various pieces of research, including the longitudinal study of secondary headteachers which began in the early 1980s at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), to raise some key issues about headteachers' careers, the various…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Career Development