A leadership team is the group of educators at a school site who make decisions in a variety of areas from curriculum, to budget, to school level policy. In practice, leadership teams and Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) are synonyms. Technically, they differ slightly from each other in that, unlike ILTs, leadership teams make decisions in areas beyond teaching and learning (though most schools only have one or the other). Ideally, a leadership team shares power among a large group of stakeholders including administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members.
About the Glossary
This glossary is a collection of terms related to teacher-powered schools — namely, terms around teachers, leadership, governance, collaboration, and teams.