State of Education survey report 2016 - Page 26

Comments: The Key’s State of Education report has become an annual touchpoint for teachers, leaders, researchers and policy makers to pause and consider the current and future direction of education policy and practice. Within the current climate of reform, the report gives as much food for thought as worry. It is agreed that school leaders are integral to the success of a school. Their role in supporting teachers is pivotal not only in enhancing the quality of teaching but creating professional educational lives that make teachers want to remain in the profession. This is becoming more challenging year on year. If the role of school leaders is increasingly less sustainable for the leaders currently in post, it will remain unattractive for future