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Leadership in schools during the pandemic


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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Gary Beauchamp, Professor

Associate Dean: Research at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Gary Beauchamp is Associate Dean (Research) for the School of Education and Social Policy and Professor of Education. After many years working as a primary school teacher, Gary moved into higher education as a lecturer at Swansea University. He...

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...