This genuinely accessible and clearly-written handbook addresses key everyday topics faced by practicing leaders. It is a practical, non–scholarly guide to various aspects of school leadership, which offers strategies for improvement and guidance on good practice. Providing useful examples and advice, this book shows middle and senior school leaders how to handle difficult decisions and aspects of their roles which can cause anxieties. Some of the topics covered are conflict resolution, school improvement, and preparing for Ofsted.
This is an essential toolkit for every school leader's desk, not only while undertaking CPD, but also right throughout their early careers. Each chapter is written by specialists in the area, and contains:
- Bulleted opening chapter objectives
- Vignettes, 'Thinking points', student quotes
- Case studies, figures and tables
- A conclusion
- 'Ideas for best practice'
- Further book and web reading
It is a no-nonsense, hands-on guide for school leaders, catering specifically for leaders undertaking further professional development and practice-based assessment. It will also be valuable to entry-level graduate students, and practitioners undertaking leadership related professional development such as NPQH, Leadership Pathways and Accelerate to Headship national programs.