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Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Publication details

Brown, C., Flood, J. & MacGregor, S. (Published). Can models of distributed leadership be used to mobilise networked generated innovation in schools? A case study from England. Teaching and Teacher Education 94: 103101.

Author(s) from Durham


There is now an increased focus on using networks to drive school improvement. Achieving the benefits of engaging in networks requires leaders to think and act differently; specifically, to benefit all teachers and students, the leaders of schools participating in networks must actively support the mobilization of networked-driven innovations. One approach to mobilization is enabling distributed leadership-type approaches. At the same time, distributed leadership, as a means of facilitating the take-up of network-led innovation, is relatively understudied. This paper explores how distributed leadership approaches can support innovation mobilization (or not) and what is required for them to do so effectively.

School of Education