School Leadership in the United Kingdom: A Policy Perspective

  • Jim O’Brien
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 25)


This chapter considers the developments in policy associated with school leadership in the UK over the past two decades. This period has witnessed significant devolution within the UK with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland gaining significant powers especially in relation to their ‘distinct’ educational systems. The major influences on policy are outlined, while a number of initiatives such as forms of professional development for school leaders are discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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