Trialogue research found that companies spent the largest portion of their education budget on bursaries, scholarships and university chairs (26%) in 2020, followed by learner development initiatives (24%), much in line with previous years. By contrast, the least supported areas were school governance, leadership and functionality (4%), whole school development (3%) and special needs interventions (2%). This despite the fact that school leadership is second only to teaching in terms of the impact it has on student learning. [Read more on Trialogue's research into CSI in Education]
The following policy papers and research provide some insight into the South African Standard for Principalship and interventions that help to make principals better leaders.