'More pressure on school leaders to cross ethical lines than ever' says leading educationist

Steve Munby says some heads and academy chiefs are blurring 'what is good for themselves and what is good for the children'.

 

High-stakes accountability and increased autonomy means there is more pressure on school leaders than ever to cross ethical boundaries, a high-profile educationist has said.

 

Steve Munby, the chief executive of the Education Development Trust, said some headteachers and multi-academy trust bosses were "blurring the lines" between what is good for them and what is good for their pupils.

 

Speaking at the Inspiring Leadership conference in Birmingham, Mr Munby said: "School leadership is seen as one of the bastions of ethical, trustworthy and moral leadership. Yet even in schools we have witnessed in a small number of cases behaviours that are not great examples to children and their parents.

 

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