Ensuring every child matters: issues and implications for school leadership

Alma Harris, Tracey Allen

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This article considers the challenges and issues facing school leaders in the implementation of Every Child Matters. It outlines the factors that contribute to the effective delivery of Every Child Matters and outlines some of the barriers that make the delivery of this agenda more difficult. The article concludes that school leaders play a crucial role in ensuring that Every Child Matters is effectively implemented and that it is integral, rather than peripheral, to school development planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-352
Number of pages16
JournalSchool Leadership and Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


  • Children's services
  • Every Child Matters
  • System change
  • System transformation


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