Importance of School Leadership

It is no exaggeration to say that the performance of School Leaders (principals, headmasters, head teachers, and school management) will impact the future of our nation.

Many studies have shown that education is vital both for economic growth of a nation, as well as for allowing individual citizens to benefit from this growth through improved employment outcomes (Muralidharan, 2013).

A study by New Leaders shows that the effectiveness of the school principal – just one person – accounts for 25% of the impact that schools have on student learning (Marzano, 2005). Additionally, much research has shown that it is almost impossible to have a high-performing school, particularly in underserved communities, without strong leadership, making it the key lever to transforming the education system in India.

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