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Norman Drummond – a Flying Start

By 3 February 2012No Comments

Norman Drummond’s appointment to Edinburgh University’s visiting chair of Educational leadership poses two questions: why do professorships of educational leadership exist and why has Norman Drummond been appointed to one?
There has been a recent consensus, along with parental choice and league tables, that it is leadership that explains why some schools were ‘better’ than others.  In England there developed the National College of School Leadership.  In Scotland, the Scottish Qualification for Headship was introduced.  When Scottish schools were inspected one of the headings was management and leadership….
This article was first published in Lothian Life in May 2010.  You can read it in its entirety at:


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