The Headteacher Column with Pocklington School’s Mark Ronan
What makes an effective leader? Leadership styles have continued to make the news this New Year, with the different approaches of our domestic and world leaders scrutinised and compared.
Our school’s production last term, Animal Farm, showed leadership at its worst, as George Orwell’s animals ousted one self-interested leader, only to see an even worse tyrant emerge from their midst.
It was while taking part in that production, playing Mr Jones the Farmer, I reflected more upon the privilege and responsibility of leadership. Are the most effective leaders those who are very loud and... read more
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