Tip 1 - Have Perspective - Derventio Education

Tip 1 - Have Perspective - Derventio Education

Tip 1 - Have Perspective
Leadership Tips > Tip 1 - Have Perspective Last Modification : 01/06/2018
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Stuart Reece
1st June 2018

Pure unadulterated naked ambition within the teaching profession can be very dangerous. Personal ambition can drive departments, faculties and year groups forward. However, it must not be at the expense of young people. There is nothing worse than seeing a bored group of middle/senior leaders feeling that they have to be at a school event to enhance their profiles and to be seen to do the right things.

We recommend a measured pathway to the top. Do not set any predefined goals such as becoming a Deputy Head by a certain age. Look to acquire relevant whole school experience and take advantage of mentoring before looking to reach the next stage. The very best school leaders have strong credentials, are school centric and genuinely wish to enrich the lives of young people. Ambition is healthy, but it must be due to a genuine passion for education and not the attraction of an inflated salary.

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