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School Leadership and Management

"Poor leadership in schools often leads to general ‘stuckness’, conflict and low morale and this in turn has the effect of poor performance by educators in the classroom, which ultimately leads to poor learner results." (Systemic interventions in schools – New partnerships and new perspectives - David Newby)

Effective school management is universally accepted as critical for the success of a school, with lack of leadership considered a main contributor to underperformance and dysfunctionality in schools. 

Read more about the importance of school leadership. 

Principals’ behaviour has an effect on pupils’ performance via its influence on teachers. 


Some tools to help evaluate the effectiveness of school leadership. 


 View policies governing schools in South Africa.


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