Effective school leadership

Headteachers play a central role in implementing policies and procedures in their school which help create an environment where all children and young people can enjoy learning and be themselves.

However, only two in five secondary school teachers and less than half
of primary school teachers in Britain say their headteacher has demonstrated a clear leadership role in tackling homophobic bullying.

Stonewall’s Education Guide on Effective school leadership, supported by the National College for School Leadership, provides essential information for school leaders on how to work with your school community to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying. The guide includes information on developing good practice in your school, and how to ensure your whole school community – from governors to teaching assistants, and parents and carers to young people themselves – are on board and take a consistent approach. It also provides our top ten tips and features good practice examples from Stonewall Education Champions.

Also in this series of Education Guides: Challenging homophobic languageSupporting lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, Including different familiesWorking with faith communities and Primary best practice.

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