Empowering school heads

School heads play a key role in the quality of education. Their role has changed over time, with the emphasis increasingly coming to lie on educational development and improvement and providing a good working and learning environment for teaching staff. Collaboration with parties outside the school has also become increasingly important. In their day-to-day practice, school heads are having to devote more attention to leadership and less time to managerial tasks. To be able to do this, school heads must be empowered to think and act strategically.