Outstanding leadership linked to 'robust performance management'
Sir Michael Wilshaw has suggested that school leaders must adopt effective performance management procedures in order to be judged 'outstanding'.
Wilshaw set out his 'principles for outstanding leadership' in a speech given to the London Leadership Strategy ‘Good to Great’ conference this morning. He said that outstanding school leaders:
- demonstrate 'passion and commitment for teaching' in everything they say and do
- are committed to quality CPD
- monitor the quality of teaching in their school and ensure that 'robust performance management' rewards good teachers and addresses those who consistently underperform.
He added: 'Unless we have headteachers who take on the difficult challenges of schools' performance and adopt a no excuses culture, we are never going to make the improvements we need.'
More details, including further comments from Sir Michael Wilshaw, are available on the Ofsted website.