How can the skills of Early Years leaders support other leaders in a primary school setting?

Mistry, M. and Sood, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-0617-8614, 2017. How can the skills of Early Years leaders support other leaders in a primary school setting? Management in Education, 31 (3), pp. 125-134. ISSN 0892-0206

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Abstract

This study investigated the leadership skills Early Years leaders demonstrated through their daily practice of teaching, assessing and teamwork within their setting. It explored how revealing the potential of Early Years leaders could have a positive impact on the leadership practice of other leaders in the same setting to improve pupil outcomes. A qualitative approach using interviews with Early Years leaders in 20 primary settings from the East Midlands and Bedfordshire areas was undertaken by two academics from two different UK based universities. Ethical guidelines ensuring anonymity and trustworthiness were followed. Using verbatim comments, data were analysed in themes against contemporary Early Years literature. Findings showed the skills of Early Years leaders could support pedagogy and practice but some of these skills were not utilized beyond this age phase. Our conclusion suggested that Early Years leaders had a range of leadership skills which were deemed specialist as they were unique to the success of the age phase, but needed to be exposed beyond Early Years for wider success and impact.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Management in Education
Creators: Mistry, M. and Sood, K.
Publisher: Sage
Date: July 2017
Volume: 31
Number: 3
ISSN: 0892-0206
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0892020617711194DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 07 Dec 2017 16:34
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 16:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32172

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