What’s inside WIGL? – See for Yourself
The ‘What is Good Leadership (WIGL)’ toolkit is an innovative and holistic approach to developing the essential leadership skills within a school. It has developed over 5 years, working with schools in a wide range of contexts and drawing on national and international research.
Summary of Contents
- Developing the WIGL Family
- About the ‘What is Good Leadership?’ Primary Phase Toolkit
- What is Good Leadership? – Headteachers
- What is Good Leadership? – Senior Leadership Team
- What is Good Leadership? – Phase/Year Group Leaders
- What is Good Leadership? – Foundation Stage Leaders
- What is Good Leadership? – Subject Leadership
- What is Good Leadership? – Assessment
- What is Good Leadership? – Inclusion
- What is Good Leadership? – SEN
- What is Good Leadership? – EAL
- What is Good Leadership? – Most Able Gifted and Talented (MAG&T)
- What is Good Leadership? – Teaching and Learning
- 360° Survey Tools
- What is Good Leadership? – Links to the Ofsted Framework
- Professional Development Plan
- Developing a Job Description
The Development of the ‘What is Good Leadership?’ (WIGL) Matrix
The toolkit is designed to support the development of leadership in primary schools. It draws on a wide range of published research, national guidance, Ofsted expectations, and outstanding practice, applying this in a succinct and meaningful way. It makes the implicit qualities of school leadership explicit, enabling school leaders to identify their strengths and what they can improve. The matrix format allows the user to see a progression in the key skills of leadership so that they can plan for and evaluate improvement over time. It is positive and cumulative, building on and strengthening leadership.
The toolkit is based on core leadership and management skills and attributes. It is tailored to the specific middle and senior leadership roles found in the majority of rimary phase schools. It has been written by Heather Clements and Ann O’Hara, both senior and highly experienced educational consultants, who have worked with experts within the specific areas to ensure that the descriptors truly represent the best practice nationally for each role identified.
The What is Good Leadership toolkit demonstrate and informs the development of knowledge, skills and experience, supporting progression from middle to senior leadership roles. The connectivity of the structure means that an outstanding middle leader moving into senior leadership will be working at a good level in many areas and will quickly see where they need to develop their expertise and senior leaders will make the progression towards headship. It is supported by a professional development programme which can be delivered as a one day course for senior or middle leaders or a school based development programme.
A small taster of what you can find inside WIGL