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Oldham Council sign up to NAHT Leadership Compact

School leaders’ union NAHT is pleased to announce Oldham Council has signed up to the union’s Leadership Compact.

The compact is designed to foster mutual respect, assistance and support between school leaders and employers and allow heads to work more effectively towards providing a positive environment for pupils.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton, Oldham’s Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, said: “Head teachers across the borough work to provide the best possible start in life for the children in their schools.

“We recognise the demanding nature of their jobs and offer them our full support.

“By signing up to Leadership Compact we aim to provide an environment where head teachers can perform at their very best and one in which they can continually improve – to the benefit of pupils, staff and parents.

“The document clearly sets out the high expectations that schools leaders have of themselves, and we are fully behind any head teacher who wants to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum with equal opportunities for every child.”

Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT, said: “We are delighted to welcome the commitment Oldham is making by signing the compact. Every day school leaders’ work to  provide the best education for the children in their charge. As education structures go through dramatic changes, school leaders should take greater ownership of standards for the profession.

“We have a right to work in an environment which enables us to perform at our best and where we can continually improve. If employers provide this environment, there are no limits on what school leaders can achieve. Oldham has shown vision and we look forward to developing the partnership."

NAHT’s Leadership Compact is designed for both local authorities and academy chains to commit to helping leaders succeed and is relevant to any representatives from government or Ofsted who enter schools.

For more information on The Leadership Compact log onto http://www.naht.org.uk/

Page Published: 03/06/2014

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