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Connolly, Michael; Farrell, Catherine; James, Christopher – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article analyses the stakeholder model of boards that is widely used in public and third sector institutions in England and Wales. The central tenet of this model is that such institutions should be strategically led by individuals who are representative of and from the groups that have an interest in them. The article focuses in particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Boards of Education, Models
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Ranson, Stewart – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The 1988 Education Reform Act radically transformed the local governance of education, according school governing bodies new delegated powers for budgets and staff as well as responsibility for the strategic direction of the school in a quasi market place of parental choice. To take up these new responsibilities the earlier Education Act 1986 had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrators, School Law, Educational Legislation
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Inman, Margaret – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2011
The literature on leadership in the compulsory education sector shows that there are multiple pathways through different stages and phases to becoming a headteacher. However although research exists on leadership in higher education, little has been written about those in "middle leadership" positions such as heads of faculties and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Middle Management
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Reid, Ken – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
Prior to 1997, managing school attendance was the sole responsibility of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). Since devolution, responsibility for school attendance has resided with each of the four UK-wide administrations. These are the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) in England; the Scottish Executive Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, School Administration, Educational Policy
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Lumby, Jacky – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
The rhetoric of "partnership" is ubiquitous in UK policy at national, regional, local and organizational levels. Self-styled partnership activity is espoused by most schools in England and Wales. This article considers the implications of the growth of partnership for conceptualizing leadership. It draws on evidence of interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Leadership, Secondary Education
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Farrell, Catherine; Morris, Jonathan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article reports on the introduction of performance-related pay (PRP) in schools in Wales. Specifically, it evaluates the attitudes of teachers to PRP by means of a large-scale questionnaire survey. The results suggest a strong antipathy to PRP for school teachers on the basis that it would be divisive and difficult to implement. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Salaries, Questionnaires
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James, Chris; Colebourne, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
Recent policy developments are changing the work of local education authorities (LEAs) in Wales requiring them to play a broader role in the community and a significant role in raising educational achievement. LEAs are obligated to set out their improvement targets in institutional plans and are called to account by external inspection, which…
Descriptors: School Districts, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Operations Research
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Bolam, Ray – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2004
This article reviews three historical phases of leadership development in England and Wales, together with parallel changes in in-service training and the broader professional infrastructure, in order to show how the idea of a national college developed and became viable. It argues that, as a policy innovation, the NCSL has built on earlier…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Intellectual History, Educational Development