Leadership - a story LO13021

Martin Raff (martin@vistaraff.win-uk.net)
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 14:20:09

Our village school comprises about 45 children, two fulltime teachers (one
is the Headteacher) and a number of paid helpers. There are two classes -
one for 4 to 7 year olds and the other for 7 to 11 years. The Headteacher
has the older class, the other teacher the younger ones.

The 4 to 7 year olds have been preapring with their class teacher, for end
of term performance, a play called 'Gumdrop's Birthday'.

Yesterday was the 'dress rehearsal' to which a number of parents etc. had
been invited. Yesterday morning the class teacher had a major domestic
crisis and could not come in. Her class told the Headteacher that they
would put on the play themselves. They told the adult helpers where to
arrange the furniture and props they needed.

They then proceeded to put on the play in front of the audience - it was a
great success.

How's that for an example of great leadership by the class teacher! Great
leadership also by the kids and by the Headteacher who has, over the 4
years she has been here, created an culture of inclusion, openness, trust
and valuing everyone's contribution.



Martin Raff VISTA Consulting - for a better future martin@vistaraff.win-uk.net phone and fax: +44-1789 840418

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