Collaboration in Times of Crisis: Leading UK Schools in the Early Stages of a Pandemic
Taylor & Francis
MetadataShow full item record
This paper examines the political and relational dimensions of leading and managing schools in the early stages of pandemic-induced school closure in the four nations of the United Kingdom. It draws on in-depth interviews with 12 headteachers from primary, secondary and special schools. Headteachers used adaptive leadership strategies, including bridging, brokering and buffering, to recalibrate provision at pace. School closures demanded enhanced levels of coordination and communication around what mattered most. However, despite exercising creative agency, headteachers spoke of “clipped wings”, with some feeling “vulnerable” or “alone” in attempting to mitigate often unknown risks amid constantly shifting guidance.
Leadership and Policy in Schools;
Hulme, M., Beauchamp, G., Clarke, L. and Hamilton, L. (2021) 'Collaboration in times of crisis: leading UK schools in the early stages of a pandemic', Leadership and Policy in Schools, pp.1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2021.1917623
Article published in Leadership and Policy in Schools available open access at https://doi.org/10.1080/15700763.2021.1917623
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
- Education Research 
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Classroom-based cognitive behaviour therapy (FRIENDS): a cluster randomised controlled trial to Prevent Anxiety in Children through Education in Schools (PACES) Stallard, P.; Skryabina, E.; Taylor, G.; Phillips, Rhiannon; Daniels, H.; Anderson, R.; Simpson, N. (Elsevier, 2014-08)Background Anxiety in children is common, impairs everyday functioning, and increases the risk of severe mental health disorders in adulthood. We investigated the effect of a classroom-based cognitive behaviour therapy ...
Morris, David J (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff., 2003)The stimulus for this research was the introduction of the process of self evaluation into a Primary School. This included the initial choice of an outline model to be used to begin the process of self evaluation, and ...
'They're Nutritious and Delicious': The lmpact of Government Healthy Eating lnitiatives On Two British Primary Schools. Wise, Stevie (2009)Poor diets and food choices have played a major role in the rising number of children becoming overweight and obese. Numerous factors have been blamed for this "epidemic", Such as: the media and advertising; parental ...