This is the definitive guide to successful school management and leadership for headteachers and deputy heads, written by two practitioners with extensive knowledge of running schools. Focusing on the importance of management structures, the authors concentrate on strategic planning in finance, the curriculum, personnel and the governors. Writing in an accessible and entertaining style, this comprehensive resource also provides invaluable advice on how headteachers can manage disparate groups in a coherent way, as well as offering strategies for managing staff performance.
"This book gives a confidence-building introduction to all the bits of the job the NPQH doesn't touch." TES
'This book has lots of everyday and very practical and down to earth examples and is written in a light and personal style that will appeal to busy Heads and their teams... the authors have put their personal stamp on the business of running a school successfully and have done so in a chatty and informative style that will give aspiring and practising Head teachers confidence and ideas that they can easily appply to the particular context of their own school. As such, this book has a place in the Head's office, on a low shelf and within easy reach.' Terry Woolley, Executive Director, Department of Education, South Australia
The book, published by Continuum for sale internally, contains practical information about managing budges, drawing up timetables, surviving school inspections, meeting targets and working with governors. Oxford Times, Monica Sloan, 21st January 2005
"This book is the definitive guide to school management for heads and deputy heads." -Education Today, 2/1/05