SCHOOL LEADERSHIP NETWORK

An initiative of the Varkey Foundation, Global School Leaders, and UNESCO Teacher Task Force, the School Leadership Network is a global community of School Leaders and Educational Leadership Experts, created with the aim of strengthening leadership roles in schools.

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ABOUT US

The School Leadership Network was created to build a global community around school leadership. The ultimate objective of this network is to strengthen the leadership roles in schools while advocating for school leadership as the key to equitable and quality education. Through this network, we hope to identify current and future challenges of school leaders (principals), promote innovative solutions, and reinforce educators' voices with the academic and policy-making community.

OUR MISSION

AMPLIFY VOICES OF
SCHOOL LEADERS

Deepen knowledge and share perspectives across borders to build evidence and research-backed knowledge products on key themes that influence school leadership.

BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN POLICY AND PRACTICE

Deepen trust between school leaders and experts/policymakers to bridge the gap between policy and practice in school leadership.

FOSTER A
COMMUNITY-LED NETWORK

Design a community-led approach to building this global School Leadership Network, ensuring sustainability and a sense of ownership.

WE ARE A GLOBAL NETWORK!

Since our launch in May 2021, we have been joined by over 450 School Principals and 160 Educational Leadership Experts from over 48 countries. Through virtual gatherings, we explore a diverse set of topics to unpack the integral role a school leader plays in transforming school systems.

VOICES FROM THE NETWORK

ROB FORD

School Principal

Moldova

"I have the honour to serve a school community. It's exhausting, challenging, and can leave us doubting. It requires inordinate amounts of energy, but it is the best job in the world, and we can be proud of what we do daily to make a positive difference."

BEATRIZ PONT 

Global Training Practice Lead

 IIEP-UNESCO

"School Principal's profession has regained the trust of ministers, parents, and the community. They earned the trust to have autonomy, and it is not an imposed autonomy. We need to trust the professional to do what they do best." 

MARIA LAURA SANCHEZ

School Principal

Argentina

"It is not easy to be a leader and it is not easy to manage; it is even more complex to achieve a balance between both aspects, but I do think it is impossible."

VOICES FROM THE NETWORK