Leadership Judgment Indicators

Education (E-LJI)

Tamba Roy, co-author of the E-LJIThe E-LJI aims to promote the development of high quality new teachers, to improve the quality of serving teachers and to develop the next generation of head teachers.  By completing it, the test-taker can be benchmarked against aspiring and very experienced leaders in education.  It will readily highlight areas of leadership decision making strength and clearly pinpoint areas in need of development.    

The E-LJI allows the assessment of a school leader’s judgement and preferred styles when dealing with a range of school management decision making situations; it benchmarks how accurately the teacher can discern the most appropriate way of engaging with colleagues, as well as the leadership strategies they are likely to employ.  The scenarios are written across the tapestry of school life, for example: 

  • The Headteacher of a newly amalgamated Primary School has to decide how to run an inset day focusing upon staff cohesion
  • The new Principal of a large Academy has to determine how to conduct an initial review of roles and effectiveness
  • The Headteacher of a Nursery School needs to establish whether assessments are disproportionately impacting upon teaching and learning time
  • The Headteacher of a Secondary School has to decide how to implement a new initiative across all curriculum areas.

It is a very reliable (Alpha 0.87) sister questionnaire to the Leadership Judgement Indicator (LJI-2).  Ex-head teacher, Tamba Roy (pictured), his ex-chair of governors and an educational psychologist, has written the E-LJI’s scenarios.  Tamba Roy’s perspective on school leadership is directly informed by working within education for 26 years, including two very successful headships when he received praise from the UK Government’s Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills for ‘outstanding leadership’.

The E-LJI has been developed for use in educational leadership development settings. Test-takers are compared against a large population of teachers with leadership responsibility including headteachers, principals, assistant/deputy headteachers and curriculum leaders.

EXAMPLE ASSIGNMENT - A school leadership team are preparing for an OFSTED inspection and they wish to demonstrate a pursuit of excellence in the quality of their leadership decision making.  Specifically, they wish to clarify how well they balance participation and control to promote healthy relationships at all levels within the school, so enabling the appropriate distribution of power to overcome barriers to learning.  The team quantitively benchmark their success by asking all members of the leadership team to complete the Education - Leadership Judgement Indicator.

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