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Masters in Education Practice: Leadership


Teacher leadership

This topic focuses on teacher leadership beginning with the notion of teacher leadership as a vastly under-rated, underused but central resource for schools. Barriers to effective teacher leadership are also explored. It manifests itself in formal and informal roles. Engagement in leadership of learning and teaching is also considered as a core activity and role of senior leaders is also explored. Developing organisational culture and values to support teacher leadership are also considered.


  • To explore the definition, purpose and potential for teacher leadership.
  • To discuss barriers and possible pitfalls in teacher leadership approaches.
  • To understand the need for organisational culture and values to support teacher leadership.
  • To consider leadership of learning as a core senior leadership role.
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