Tales from the Head s Room

Author: Mike Kent
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441145060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Mike Kent started teaching over half a century ago there was no national curriculum, no testing and schools were inspected, briefly, once in a blue moon. Mike has watched primary education spiral through enormous changes over the decades. Some changes have been worthwhile. Many have not. But if he is unhappy with a new initiative, or irritated by an incomprehensible directive from the men in suits, he'll do what he does best... pick up his pen and share it with his readers in a witty, whimsical way. This collection of articles from Mike Kent's popular weekly column in the TES covers a whole range of amusing incidents about daily life in a busy London primary school. From the fire officer who called the children's display work 'hazardous wall substances', to the class that caused the alarm to go off at Hampton Court and the burglar who stayed to play with a train set, Mike's anecdotes chronicle the trials and tribulations of modern primary headship.

8 Qualities of Successful School Leaders

Author: Jeremy Sutcliffe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441174702
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Imagine you were cast adrift on a desert island with a school full of children in desperate need of a great headteacher. What eight qualities would you take with you to run your desert island school??? In this inspirational book, some of the UK's most successful headteachers answer this question, talking openly about what it takes to effectively manage a school today. In candid and moving accounts we hear how they have both turned around failing schools and improved outstanding schools. Their thoughts, from vision, to courage and resilience, form the 8 key qualities which are examined in depth through the book. This is not a book about government-led initiatives, top-down models or politically-motivated attempts to change the way schools are managed. Instead, it focuses on the vital leadership ingredients that successful heads say work for them. It offers essential insights and advice into the challenges of running a school successfully and will be a source of inspiration for all school leaders and anyone thinking about moving into headship.

Inspirational and Cautionary Tales for Would be School Leaders

Author: Gerald Haigh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134072341
Format: PDF, Docs
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Based upon Gerald Haigh’s acclaimed weekly column in the Times Educational Supplement, this book is a lively and refreshing look at what it takes to get on in teaching. Touching on everything from the legacy of Ted Wragg to the film Brokeback Mountain the author’s incise eye will give teachers wanting to get on in their career both inspiration and much to ponder upon. This reworked and thematically grouped collection will give leaders and aspiring leaders in education vital insights and observations into a wide range of topics including: the recruitment game and building your career dealing with people, making mistakes and learning lessons from Heroes and Gurus – from Tom Peters and Peter Drucker to Lawrence of Arabia supporting colleagues getting a life beyond school. Over recent years Haigh’s columns - Second Half, for experienced teachers, and Leading Questions, specifically for teachers in leadership positions - have developed a loyal following from readers. This book will delight and engage all who wish to move onwards and upwards in teaching.