The School Leader Inventory
Education is calling for a new breed of leader
The School Leader Inventory (SLi) is a suite of resources to help you accelerate development, improve performance and maintain the well-being of critical leaders in your school.
The framework and online diagnostic are
FREELY AVAILABLE TO ALL SCHOOLS
It puts you in charge of the pace and implementation of behavioural change by helping to develop a shared vocabulary for leaders and builds internal capacity to support your ongoing professional development, self-evaluation and school improvement agendas.
Train in-house staff as resident facilitators and build your school's internal leadership capacity
Schools that have adopted and used the SLi have seen it drive and accelerate school improvement, develop authenticity in their school self-evaluation and improve external inspection ratings.
Equip your leaders with the behaviours they need
42% of school leaders almost always believe in themselves as a leader but nearly 10% rarely or never do
Only 29% of school leaders are secure in their own self-worth as a leader in almost all situations
The SLi framework identifies the most relevant behaviours for school leaders with a particular focus on how they contribute to authentic, evidence based school self-evaluation and improvement. Sharing the vocabulary and behavioural definitions will help to develop consistent and congruent behaviour in your leaders that will support them as they tackle the current challenges in education.
Download the framework
School leaders are under immense pressure and scrutiny
87% of school leaders believe they develop trust in their followers
81% of school leaders believe they hold their colleagues to account
The online SLi diagnostic is a powerful analytical tool that benchmarks an individual leader's behaviour against over 600 other school leaders to produce a comprehensive personal profile report and action plan.
Take the diagnostic
Once you have completed the diagnostic, go to How SLi works page for guidance and videos showing how to interpret your profile report.
Self-care must be a priority for all school leaders
20% of school leaders are afraid of experiencing failure with only 29% regularly reflecting to learn from their mistakes
Only 30% of school leaders believe they have the capacity to manage their own emotional state and wellbeing in most situations
The SLi toolkit is a series of techniques to help leaders focus their attention and development on the specific behaviours identified in their action plan. It is available to resident facilitators and puts your school in control of professional development by providing the most appropriate tools and techniques to support your own leaders at every stage of their development.
How the SLi can help your school
Flip the cards to see how the SLi can be used in your school
Use the framework to introduce the language and vocabulary of leader behaviour during feedback, team meetings, CPD and appraisals.
Use the framework to create a shared vocabulary. Use the diagnostic to help leaders reflect on their performance and develop and grow their behavioural repertoire.
Use the framework to create an internal dialogue for leaders. Use the diagnostic to support the evaluation of performance while retaining balance and well-being in challenging circumstances.
Use the framework to create a shared vocabulary and promote internal dialogue. Share diagnostic profiles and create team dashboards to promote transparency and peer-to-peer coaching.
Train in-house staff to integrate and embed the SLi and build leadership capacity across the school. This is an online (paid) programme for school staff.
Work with Lesley to host a workshop (live or virtual) for your own school or a group of schools.