“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”.
John Quincey Adams


At the end of this module you will have:

  • Identified the key leadership qualities and attributes of a highly successful leader.
  • Developed an understanding of the importance of Ethics for school
  • leaders.Completed and fully evaluated a 3600 diagnostic.
  • Understand the difference between leadership and management.
  • Explored and reviewed a range of ethics and professional standards.
  • Evaluated key leadership ‘think pieces’ with reference to their influence upon your understanding of leadership.

Pre Task –

Self-awareness and predisposition – Leadership Matters 3.0

How Leaders at all levels can create great schools – Andy Buck

Session 1 – What is Leadership?

During this session you will have the opportunity to explore the difference between leadership and management. You will be guided through the process for completing your 3600 and how this will be used in future sessions.


What are the key characteristics of a successful leader?

Resources - The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a leader – John Maxwell

Mini Clip

Extended Learning - Think Piece for discussion at next session

Pre Task – The Psychology leaders get Page 104

Session 2 – “It ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it”

We will explore what we mean by ethic’s and the implications for leadership including the 7 principles of public life.

We will review our learning from part 1 and further explore key aspects of successful leaders.

We will consider the role which personal attributes and character play in determine our leadership qualities.

We will consider what we mean by Leadership styles, why it matters and how we use them.

You will have the opportunity to explore and create your list of presented non-negotiables enabling you to reflect and guide you in your leadership journey. You will also have the opportunity to listen to ‘real’ leaders talk about how their attributes have supported their learning journey.


Resources – Covey Stephen R. The 7 habits of Highly Effective People

Simon and Schuster 1990 Topic 5 Emotional Intelligence

Margaret Mary High Challenge, Low Threat – The Ego Paradox      Page 92

John Cott Education Ltd 2016 Page 13 Finding the Balance

Extended Learning – The School Leadership Journey – John Dunford Chapter 8

School Leadership - Topic 37. Page 257 Leadership Matter 3.0 – Andy Back