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An introduction to leadership for school governors (Wales)

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An introduction to leadership for school governors (Wales)
An introduction to leadership for school governors (Wales)


This course provides a brief introduction to the field of educational leadership. You can also access the other courses in this collection: Inclusive education: knowing what we mean and Teamwork: an introduction for school governors.

The course considers some of the key issues and concepts of educational leadership and, among other things, will discuss what might be considered good practice in educational leadership and how capacity for improvement could be understood and developed.

This Badged Open Course is part of a collection of training resources for school governors in Wales. The collection was developed by The Open University in Wales with an aim to develop a range of additional skills and reflections that may assist you in your role as a governor.

An introduction to leadership for school governors (Wales)

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Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • better understand the role that leadership plays in school development and the improvement of pupil outcomes
  • discuss and analyse some of the factors that can influence and contribute to successful leadership
  • reflect on the leadership approaches taken in educational organisations known to you
  • appreciate the importance of using evidence to support judgements
  • appreciate the importance of planning and evaluating professional learning development.

First Published: 25/09/2020

Updated: 25/09/2020

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