"In his presentation on the standard for South African principalship, James Ndelbe stated that 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. This is usually related to the capacity, competence and nature of the school management teams, particularly the principal. "
"He explained that various education intervention case studies show that, when external consultants withdraw from programming, objectives cannot be sustained if they are not championed internally by a person, or people, with leadership abilities. For sustained results, good leadership is required at the school, as well as at the circuit, district and provincial levels.
Experience also shows that once-off leadership training is not enough; educators, principals and managers need consistent mentoring and coaching, until a mind shift is effectively entrenched. "
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