Confident Leadership and its Impact on Teaching
Written by Makeda Cole
Confidence in teaching ability can be largely impacted by past work history and the existing school climate. It is imperative for all teachers to be leaders as they have the responsibility of learning. This does not just stop and and start with pupils. For a school to flourish senior staff need to support the learning of junior staff members. In the article, former Head teacher Jill Berry urges a strengths-based approach to activate confident leadership. To foster an environment of confident leadership, collaboration is key to permeate the current school culture inspiring: collective efficacy, teacher empowerment and ultimately positive impact on pupil outcomes. The article highlights the necessary role of support from senior school leaders to develop confident leadership as a whole-school approach to improving professional efficacy.
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