One style of school leader outperforms the rest
Learn the secrets of the Architect Leader®
ASSESSMENT | COACHING | TRANSFORMATION
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"We will need the qualities, capabilities and characteristics of architect leaders who can go beyond school turnaround and take on fundamental school redesign."
- Innovation Unit
"If half of all school principals were Architects this would translate into an additional $45.4bn to the U.S. economy. In the U.K., where the initial research was carried out, it would be an extra £7.6bn."
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"NGA will be doing more work over the coming year to support governing boards who are recruiting new leaders. This research will inform and invigorate those discussions."
- National Governors' Association
"Raises questions on the cult of relying on big personalities to turn around struggling schools. A quick-fix takes some schools four years to recover, and can cost as much as £2Mn in fees to clean up the mess."
- Daily Mail
"We love it when schools are turned around in unbelievably quick time. And we love to reward the head teachers responsible. The trouble is, their legacy is often a trail of destruction."
- The Times
our coaching programme
We can examine your school's historical performance to understand the inputs, procedures and processes that have been driving the outputs. Through a process some have called 'eye opening' we help you draft your Architect School Blueprint™, which distils your school's operating model onto a single page. From this you'll compare your school to the way Architect Leaders run their schools, and find new opportunities to improve school performance. This forms the basis for changes you will then undertake, and provides the baseline against which all future progress will be measured.
We assess your leadership beliefs to find which of the five leader styles you default to. We explore how to model Architect behaviour more consistently through a combination of personal and team workshops. You'll learn how bring out the best from colleagues who are Surgeons, Soldiers, Accountants or Philosophers, and leverage each other's strengths by working on a series of programmatic 'team missions' that benefit your school and students over the short and long term. Based on world-class research and thoroughly 'hands on', this is the most practical school leader programme in the market.