“The leader of a school is the biggest single factor determining its long-term success.”

What makes an exceptionally good Head?

The Art of Headship (originally published in 2013, reissued in 2016) reports on RSAcademics’ research findings into the attitudes, qualities, actions and skills of effective Heads and is based on the views of more than 160 Heads, Governors, Bursars, Deputy Heads, teachers, parents and pupils.

The report presents our findings in the form of a model for effective Headship and each chapter is packed with advice, ideas and stories on the job of headship and also contains a large number of direct quotations from the participants.

The research will benefit:

  • Existing Heads: helping them become even better in their role
  • Those hoping to become Heads in the future: providing inspiration and ideas
  • Governors: as they go about supporting and developing current Heads or recruiting new one

“The Art of Headship” report is now available as a free digital download. Complete the form below to access your copy.