Together in adversity: in praise of operational leaders of our trusts and schools

Michael Pain

As we all come to terms with the very fluid situation around Co-VID19 and its impact on our society and economy, academy trusts and schools are having to adapt quickly and deftly, with very little in the way of specific guidance.

One area that is coming to the fore in all of this is the quality of corporate leadership available to headteachers and individual schools during these enormously challenging days. Whilst some heads are immediately able to draw on the support and expertise of a wide range of professionals, others, unfortunately, are feeling the enormous weight on their shoulders and the intense pressure of taking decisions in areas that are less familiar to them.

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