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Towards Effective Subject Leadshp Prm,Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Derek Bell

Towards Effective Subject Leadshp Prm,Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780335201822
Number Of Pages: 208

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This book examines the post of subject leader in primary schools in the light of the four key areas defined by National Standards for Subject Leadership: strategic direction and development, teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, and efficient and effective deployment of staff.

The book combines existing research data and new material gathered by the authors. It presents the underpinning principles and analyses the complex set of roles and responsibilities undertaken by subject leaders. Most importantly it provides practical advice for subject leaders illustrated by a series of case studies and tasks which are addressed directly to subject leaders. The authors have taken a generic approach, looking at issues such as changing roles and responsibilities, planning for teaching and learning, working with colleagues and others, managing resources and bringing about school improvement, that have to be addressed by all subject leaders whatever their particular area of responsibility. Throughout the book emphasises the importance of leadership, children's learning, professional development and collaboration.

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. x
List of case studiesp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Changing Responsibilities And Rolesp. 5
Coordinator or subject leader?p. 7
Introductionp. 7
From consultant to subject leader: an historical perspectivep. 7
Subject leader or coordinator: what's in a name?p. 9
Defining responsibilities, roles and tasksp. 12
Making an impact on children's learningp. 20
Subject leader as learner and teacherp. 21
Summaryp. 22
Developing a leadership rolep. 24
Introductionp. 24
Leadership and managementp. 25
Factors influencing leadershipp. 27
Leadership characteristicsp. 28
The leadership processp. 30
Opportunities to show leadershipp. 31
Summaryp. 34
Strategic direction and developmentp. 35
Introductionp. 35
Relationships with othersp. 35
Developing a strategic viewp. 37
Approaches to auditing, monitoring and evaluationp. 38
Action planning for the futurep. 43
Summaryp. 46
Teaching And Learningp. 47
Improving teaching and learningp. 49
Introductionp. 49
Defining the curriculump. 50
Meeting the challenge of the curriculump. 51
Influencing teaching and learningp. 52
Subjects in the curriculum - knowing the subjectp. 58
Summaryp. 59
Policies, schemes and plansp. 61
Introductionp. 61
Defining the termsp. 61
Deciding which policies, schemes and plans are neededp. 62
A policy for teaching and learningp. 64
Why do we need all the documentation?p. 65
Developing policies, schemes and plansp. 66
Contents of policies, schemes and plansp. 67
Summaryp. 73
Expectations and assessmentp. 74
Introductionp. 74
Expectations of what children can do and achievep. 74
Assessment, recording and reportingp. 78
Summaryp. 85
Working With Colleaguesp. 87
Professional relationshipsp. 89
Introductionp. 89
Relationships with the head teacherp. 89
Relationships with other colleagues in schoolp. 92
Working with governorsp. 96
Liaising with other professionalsp. 97
Making the most of the communityp. 98
Summaryp. 99
Supporting colleagues on an individual basisp. 100
Introductionp. 100
Identifying needsp. 102
Planning to support colleagues and implementing plansp. 104
Evaluating support offered to colleaguesp. 108
Summaryp. 109
Working with groupsp. 110
Introductionp. 110
Staff meetingsp. 110
Working with teams of colleaguesp. 113
Inset daysp. 114
Making presentations to othersp. 120
Summaryp. 121
Resourcesp. 123
Managing resourcesp. 125
Introductionp. 125
Moneyp. 125
Peoplep. 127
Materialsp. 128
Making the most of the classroomp. 131
School grounds and other places of interestp. 132
Summaryp. 132
Managing timep. 133
Introductionp. 133
The need for time - clarifying the issuep. 133
Meeting the challengep. 136
Setting prioritiesp. 136
Time as a whole school issuep. 137
Personal management of timep. 139
Children's timep. 140
Summaryp. 141
Contributing To School Improvementp. 143
Monitoring and evaluationp. 145
Introductionp. 145
Monitoring learningp. 145
Monitoring teachingp. 149
A subject leader's filep. 152
External inspectionp. 153
Summaryp. 156
Management of changep. 157
Introductionp. 157
The culture of schoolsp. 158
The nature of change as a processp. 160
Conflict and dealing with itp. 163
Roles of the subject leader in dealing with changep. 165
School improvementp. 165
Summaryp. 168
Pulling it all togetherp. 169
Introductionp. 169
Developing the whole school approachp. 169
Recognizing contributionsp. 170
Supporting subject leadersp. 170
A final reflectionp. 174
Appendixp. 178
Referencesp. 181
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780335201822
ISBN-10: 0335201822
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1