We are very pleased to offer a free download of our publication identifying the challenges of international school headship and the qualities needed for effective leadership.

We consulted over 100 leaders of international schools in Asia and the Gulf region to understand the particular challenges faced by those leading international schools and the leadership qualities needed for success.

This follows on from our research first published in 2013 looking at UK independent school leadership, The Art of Headship.

Our report includes numerous quotes from international school leaders sharing their insights and anecdotes, as well as questions you may want to reflect on and discuss with your team.

The first part of our report looks at the particular challenges faced by international school Heads. We then look at the qualities needed for success. Finally, we look at the importance of the fit of a Head to a school context and the need for candidates and Boards to undertake due diligence to assess this.

We trust you will find it an interesting read which adds to the thinking and development of the international education sector and contributes to its continuing success.

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