Leadership for School Improvement (Module 05668)

This module will focus on the qualities and skills that will enable the participants to play a more effective part – as members of management teams – in the leadership of their school or area of responsibility.


Leadership and teamwork have been consistently identified in research studies and OFSTED reports as among the key factors that contribute to school improvement. The module will also examine the needs, demands, and aspirations of the various stake holders in the participants’ own schools; the culture in their schools; the vision for the future development of their schools; and planning and managing change.


  • You will study the skills, knowledge and characteristics of effective educational leaders and how leaders can improve schools.
  • You will reflect on how you can play a more effective part in the leadership of your school or area of responsibility.

Module lead

Colin Diamond


20 credits


You will investigate a leadership practice or issue, to include a collection of research/practical evidence from a focus school or school group (4000 words)

Programmes associated with this module

MEd Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership MEd Level 7 Degree Apprenticeship