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Leadership in schools during the pandemic

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This session will reflect on the challenges in carrying out research during a time of national lockdown. It will use a real example of a study which explored how school leadership played a part in maintaining a sense of community and caring for teachers, children and families while also supporting teaching and learning in a more digitalised world.

It will be stimulated by data collected in the early stages of the pandemic from the four jurisdictions of the UK, using semi-structured interviews with headteachers of special schools, primary schools and high schools. These will be contextualised in relation to national and international literature on models of leadership and generated a new framework for engaging with leadership during a time of crisis.

There will be an opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas.

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Lizana Oberholzer, Dr

Senior Lecturer - Postgraduate Provision at University of Wolverhampton

Lizana Oberholzer is a senior lecturer in teacher education and programme lead for the University of Wolverhampton's International MA in Education, as well as the Early Careers Framework and National Professional Qualifications for school...


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Gary Beauchamp, Professor

Professor of Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Gary Beauchamp is Professor of Education in the School of Education and Social Policy at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He was Director of Research from 2009-2020. Gary worked for many years as a primary school teacher, before moving into...

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Lorna Hamilton, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh

Having worked as an English teacher and as a primary teacher, I draw on substantial experience in schools to inform my teaching. I am also passionate about educational research and the ways in which research can help inform teaching and learning...