The Changing Nature of Principals’ Work


A recent Western University-led study of the work of principals in Ontario’s school system has found that while 90 per cent of principals find their positions rewarding and fulfilling, only one third of them feel they have the support and training necessary to do the job to the best of their ability.

The study, led by Katina Pollock from Western’s Faculty of Education, examined the daily lives of principals in relation to all elements of their work duties, and involved feedback from more than 1,400 principals. The results reflect the ways in which the daily work of school principals has evolved to include a number of additional tasks and responsibilities.

The study, The Changing Nature of Principals’ Work, was funded by the Ontario Principals’ Council and is available in full below.



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