ICP Insights
Inspiring words from the ICP Executive

You Don’t Walk Alone

You Don't Walk Alone Alongside my family and love of porridge, the great passion of my life is following Liverpool Football Club. LFC is of course famous for its anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ The problem for many of us in the leadership community is that we often...

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A Tribute to Alta

I know that everyone associated with ICP  will share the great sadness felt by all of us on the ICP Executive  at the news that our dear colleague, Alta Van Heerden, ICP’s Past President, passed away on 24 August 2022. In a blog last year Alta wrote about...

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Alta’s Blog

The wellbeing of school principals has been the study of Prof. Phil Riley and others for a number of years. Statistics coming out of these studies regularly indicate that school principals experience higher workplace demands, higher burnout, higher stress symptoms,...

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June Update

One of the UK’s best known newspapers, The Times, has just brought out the report of its Education Commission, a one year study into how to improve and develop the education system. Many of its recommendations echo the priorities identified by leaders worldwide during...

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Supporting Leaders is a Global Priority

One of the things that fascinates me in my role as ICP President is working out what issues are specific to a particular country or region and which ones have a global resonance. As the Irish playwright Brian Friel points out in his wonderful play Translations, the...

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A Message from the 2022 ICP President – Dr Peter Kent

Welcome to our website. In my view the vision behind The International Confederation of Principals is the most powerful and inspirational concept that I have encountered during 25 years of school leadership. We are the only global organisation aiming to bringing...

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Celebrating the BEST teachers and leaders

Thembi Ndlovu from South Africa, executive member of ICP representing Africa, a former ACP President and former South African Principals Association President, shares her great experience of five years being part of the National Teaching Awards adjudicating team,...

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CELEBRATING BEST TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS

My name is Thembi Ndlovu. I am from South Africa. I am the executive member of ICP representing Africa, a former ACP President and former South African Principals Association President.  I am sharing with you my great experience of five years being part of the...

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School Principals and Headteachers- Creative Leaders

One of my all-time greats is Sir Ken Robinson; simply because I reckon he and I would always get along really well when discussing education over a beer. He’s renowned for many a stirring quote and one that I fondly recall that shaped my own career as a Principal is …...

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Arc ThoughtMeet

One of the real pleasures of my role as ICP President-Elect has been the opportunity to get to know some of the groups that we work closely with. One of these groups is the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory, which brings together countries and systems from across the world...

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Introduction to ICP Voices

This week sees the start of a series of blogs and podcasts entitled ‘Voices from the ICP Network’. One of the things that struck me (Dr Peter Kent, Incoming President) when I first became involved in the organisation was what a wonderful opportunity it offered to get...

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