School leaders should be positive, friendly and approachable. They should be
able to connect and engage with people from diverse backgrounds
an excellent listener
forever calm, consistent and issue-based.
They need conviction, courage, empathy, excellent manners and a strong appreciation for the absurd.
School leaders need exemplary leadership, administrative and management skills, and to be reflective about their practice.
They should be able to
articulate strong curriculum knowledge
have insights into human behaviour and its causes
assert authority in educational matters.
Image courtesy of