19/08/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

Do You Have the Leadership Skills for Teacher Motivation and Retention?

Teacher motivation and teacher retention are two of the most important aspects of being a leader of education. If schools are to successfully overcome problems with staff recruitment, they need to reflect on their workplace culture. Building a supportive space where teachers can grow and develop is key, and it all begins with the right leadership.

If you’re passionate about creating positive change in schools and want to further your career with a master’s, there’s no better time to apply. The University of Bolton is offering a 2020 master’s bursary, with up to £3,000 to support your Postgraduate studies.

Good leadership skills are key for teacher retention

In order to transform schools and the communities they serve, leaders must drive positive teacher motivation. Not only should there be strategies for employee on-boarding, but managers need to ensure staff feel valued, rewarded and listened to. More importantly, there should be room for professional development if staff retention is the goal.

It’s also important to remember that change takes time. Great leaders should have perseverance and take a long-term view of how staff development should be rolled out.

The power of soft skills in the education landscape

The master’s in Educational Leadership course at the University of Bolton helps you get to grips with leadership principles and theories. Additionally, our course leaders will work with you to develop vital soft skills required for working with others.

Communication and collaboration are essential for building a healthy school culture, and it’s important for leaders to have both emotional and social intelligence, not just academic achievements under their belt. 

Hone your leadership skills with a master’s in Educational Leadership

If you believe that change is needed for recruitment and management in education, a master’s in Educational Leadership could be the course for you. Not only will you get to turn good leadership skills into great leadership skills, but you’ll learn ways to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.

Bolton University offers a supportive learning environment, one-to-one mentorship from passionate lecturers, and small class sizes to ensure the best teaching quality. In fact, we rank in the Top 5 for Teaching Quality across the whole of the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2021 and 2020).

We’ve also been voted No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019), and we have an award-winning student services team to provide support throughout your time here.

To find out more or to download a brochure, head over to our MA Educational Leadership course page.

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