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Simkins, Tim; Coldron, John; Crawford, Megan; Maxwell, Bronwen – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
In England the balance of responsibilities between national and local government for the governance of education is changing. Relationships between schools are shifting and new structures, groups and alliances are being created in response to national policy. The article is part of a project to understand how the new local education landscapes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Administrators, Leadership Responsibility
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Woods, Philip; Simkins, Tim – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The structure of the English school system has been the subject of almost continuous change since the late-1980s. The most recent was commenced by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government, which was elected in May 2010. This policy set in train, very quickly, processes through which all schools have been encouraged, and in some cases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, School Districts, Educational Finance
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Coldron, John; Crawford, Megan; Jones, Steve; Simkins, Tim – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Research to date about the English government's policy to make schools independent of local authorities (LAs) has looked at the "macro" level of national policy and at the "micro" level of the institution. The study of which this article is a part, explores changes at the "meso" level--the locality. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Simkins, Tim – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article explores the ways in which leadership and management development (LMD) in England has been researched and analysed over the past 40 years. The article is in two parts. The first analyses the ways in which patterns of provision have evolved in response to changing conceptions of how the school system should be organized and how,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Management Development, Instructional Leadership
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Simkins, Tim; Coldwell, Mike; Close, Paul; Morgan, Anne – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
This article presents the results of a study of the impact of three programmes of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), namely Leading from the Middle, the National Professional Qualification for Headship and the Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers. All three programmes embody a blended learning approach that includes an…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Blended Learning, Outcomes of Education