The Role of the School Leaders

The role of school leaders has been changing and evolving in the landscape of education. The instructional leader should have exhibited exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism. When it comes to educational reform on accountability, the school leaders must attend to tasks that lead to school improvement. It is their responsibility to identify the instructional leadership practices that will impact the direction of the school. Hence, it is vital for the leaders to understand the relationships reiterating the idea of leaders thinking in the long term to influence constituents. The strategies to be classified as effective and successful school leaders include noting examination of assessment results work driven by clear morals and ethical values, respect, and trust of and among staff and parents, varied learning opportunities, and use of data as related strategies of instructional leadership practices (Day, Gu, & Sammons, 2016). Furthermore, true school leaders are those with characteristics of intuition, knowledge, and strategy with practices that promote cultures of learning, engagement, and increased student achievement.