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Title: Effective support mechanisms for those in the formative stages of middle leadership : a case study in the secondary independent education sector
Author: Irvine, P. A.
ISNI:       0000 0004 6349 2751
Awarding Body: Liverpool John Moores University
Current Institution: Liverpool John Moores University
Date of Award: 2017
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This study looks at two areas that have been 'blind spots' in the education discourse thus far: middle leadership and independent education. Using a case study method, 20 middle leaders and 5 senior leaders were interviewed over a 22 month period. The 750 items of data that emerged were then coded into 40 codes, nested within six main themes. These findings revealed the challenges faced by newly appointed middle leaders as well as the opportunities available to them. The findings are combined with leadership development models from around the globe to recommend an empirically informed programme of what should be contained within a middle leadership development programme, along with how it should be delivered.
Supervisor: Brundrett, M. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: HD28 Management. Industrial Management ; LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools