The 10 Key Skills of Successful School Leaders

During my time in education, I have been fortunate enough to witness great school leaders (many of whom I have worked with) transform the fortunes of the young people who are in their care. They have worked tirelessly to bring to fruition their dreams, hopes and aspirations. So that every child, no matter their background or circumstance, could fulfil their potential.

I don’t believe this happens by chance, but rather because over time (and with a lot of hard work and patience) these leaders have developed key skills (and qualities) that have enabled them to develop school cultures in which all individuals can thrive.

From my reflections on my work with these individuals and the outcomes that they have achieved for their schools, I have identified ten key skills/attributes (there may well be more!) that I believe help school leaders to be successful in their roles.

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