After more than twenty years as principal in leading Australian schools, Vicki Waters recognises the profound expansion that has occurred in the principal’s role.
Long gone are the days when a school leader’s primary concern could be students, classrooms and teachers.
Now it’s a deluge of competing demands…
- leadership development
- master planning
- risk management
- performance management
- gender issues
- combative parents
…the list goes on.
To have the time to properly attend to these issues is a near-impossible task for the modern principal (and that’s to say nothing of whether the principal has had the opportunity, time or resources to develop the expertise to deal successfully with the issues).