Claire Kilroy, Deputy Principal, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir
As leaders we are actually aware that schools need collaboration in every area for the school to function to the highest standard. Schools, teachers and indeed management in the past worked in isolation. While we are consistently improving and have came a long way, it is a challenge for school leaders to create a collaborative environment of professional collaboration where school staff are working together, collectively developing and sharing expertise. In this article I will explore the reasons why and how we as school leaders need to develop a collaborative school culture, review advice on leading teams and discuss ways of collaborating in schools.