This report explores how the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education has been used in practice over the course of two years. Nine pathfinder stories outline how the framework has been embedded in schools and trusts and evaluates the impact that framework has made to ethical leadership.

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Report findings:

  • The framework is adaptable to a school’s context without creating additional work
  • The framework has established a common language to direct governance and leadership discussions and decision-making
  • Using the values and virtues of the framework in practice shaped the culture and actions of the pathfinders and cultivated confidence in their leadership approach
  • The framework is a strong pillar within recruitment processes when appointing chief executives, headteachers, senior leaders and teaching staff
  • The framework has been influential when considering the school’s curriculum offer
  • Discussions between school leaders, governors and trustees, teachers or other stakeholders have been guided by the framework, developing robust conversations and common understanding
  • The framework supports multi academy trusts to provide consistency across multiple schools
  • The principles and virtues of the framework could be used across the whole school community – pupils, parents and staff – as well as the leaders and the governing board

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