School Leadership Service


The School Leadership Service gives all of your staff access to a wealth of analytical and good practice articles.

The expertise you are able to call upon 24/7 is written specifically to support leadership and management staff throughout the school.

There is a focus on leading of learning, curriculum reform, and the ’soft’ skills of leadership such as motivating staff and creating a vibrant school ethos. Its informative and practical articles also look at creating healthy schools, re-designing schools for greater learning impact, law, finance and fundraising.

The best practice library provides news, research and analysis of the issues affecting today’s school leaders, as well as ways to implement policies and initiatives that will raise pupil and school performance.

It is the complete manager’s support package!

See the description and sample pages below for more information.


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Subscribe to the School Leadership Service for all this at your fingertips:

  • New fortnightly Leadership Briefings delivered straight to your inbox
  • At least 6 new issues of School Leadership Today e-magazine pa
  • Full access to the School Leadership Today Best Practice Library
  • Detailed Knowledge for both Primary and Secondary leaders
  • The School Business, Primary File, and School Leadership and Management Education Zones
  • A Manager’s Briefcase full of model policies, proformas and summary documents
  • Email notifications for your key staff when new content goes live
  • TeachingTimes Report direct to your inbox every month
  • Whole school Multi-User site licence so that all your staff and governors can access the content.

Latest Issue No. 9.4 Out Now… here’s just some of what’s inside:

Editorial: Knife Crime: The Levers for Change Don’t Work in England

The Lion That Failed to Roar
Head teachers have lost a great deal of their influence and ability to positively affect the education environment over the last decade. Geoff Barton, head of the ASCL, seemed destined to turn this around.  But is his softly, softly approach the right one? SLT editor Howard Sharron reports.

‘Odd’ Thoughts on Ofsted’s ‘Odd’ Curriculum Thinking
What does it meant to put the curriculum at the heart of the inspection process? Professor Colin Richards explores Ofsted’s latest curriculum plans and considers their implications.

Enabling a Culture for Thinkers with Ron Ritchhart
Ron Ritchhart develops research and educational strategies that value thinking and classroom cultures that empower students. In this interview, he discusses how to create a culture of thinking and how to see past educational trends and work toward what really matters.

Boosting Effectiveness and Confidence at GCSE
The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness supports students’ development of workplace skills such as teamwork, independent learning, problem solving, research, discussion and oral presentation, giving them confidence and professional skills. Martina Veale shows how one school has implemented it for GCSE students.

Embracing Quality Media Usage
Potential for developing problematic media habits is a growing concern for young people as the human costs of being always connected are becoming better understood. Laurel Felt and Michael Robb offer strategies for encouraging balanced and thoughtful engagement.

Authentic Strategies for Primary School Improvement
School improvement has always been about more than numbers and deliverables. Rob Carpenter outlines his vision for school improvement that actually meets the needs of students and reflects the values of educators.

Additional information

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Overseas Business/Corporate, Overseas Individual – Home address, Overseas Primary School, Overseas Secondary School, UK Business/Corporate, UK Individual – Home address, UK Primary School, UK Secondary School

Sample Pages


  • School Leadership Today Cover
  • Free assessment download