School culture and the key skills of new leadership roles: The relationships between schools and post-pandemic societies


Drawing on a perspective grounded on educational policy, this paper initially highlights how the post-pandemic age could bring about social change and foster the development of new shared ways of perceiving social reality—all of them being relevant for the renewal of school culture. In order to achieve the latter, the second section deals with educational leadership as the pivotal element of guidance. Thus, various aspects are analysed, which elicit a change in school leadership styles: the need for programmes of development, the demand for coordination, and the fight for social inequalities. Finally, the paper outlines how, by drawing on a renewed conception of leadership, schools could re-design the roles of staff members, so that prospective challenges and global health crises could be eventually dealt with in a timely manner.