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The School Leader's Toolkit
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The School Leader's Toolkit
Practical Strategies for Leading and Managing

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November 2012 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This is a practical, down-to-earth toolkit for a wide range of leadership areas, and the authors helpfully include practical examples and reflective exercises. Any new leader will appreciate this book'
-Gillian Gee, GL Education

'This engaging and very practical book shows how leadership and management should "work" to help meet the challenge of raising pupil achievement'
-Professor Peter Earley, Institute of Education

This accessible and jargon-free book addresses key everyday topics faced by practising leaders. Providing hands-on examples and advice, the book shows you how to handle difficult decisions, resolve conflict, and prepare for Ofsted.

Each chapter, written by a specialist in the area, contains:

- bulleted chapter objectives

- vignettes, thinking points, student quotes

- case studies, figures and tables

- ideas for best practice

- further book and web reading

This guide caters for leaders at any level, especially those undertaking further professional development and practice-based assessment. It will also be valuable to entry-level Master's students, and anyone on NPQH, Leadership Pathways and national programmes for headteachers and academy principals.

Until recently Mary Dawe was Head of Leadership Development at The London Centre for Leadership in Learning at The Institute of Education, University of London. She is now an independent consultant.

 
PART ONE: LEADING AND MANAGING THE SCHOOL WORKFORCE
Mary Dawe
Leading and Managing People
Domini Bingham
Well-Being in Educational Settings
Linda Trapnell
Conflict Resolution
Carol Taylor
Leading Professional Learning and Development
Pauline Lyons
Leading Support Staff
 
PART TWO: LEADING AND MANAGING WITHIN THE SCHOOL
Douglas MacIldowie
Leading and Managing Finance
Jenny Francis
Managing Data
Tom Cragg
Leading the Curriculum
Sue Hellman
Leading and Managing Change
Louise Ishani, Elvira Gregory and Karla Martin
Leading and Managing in an Inclusive Environment
Kim Insley
Using Teacher-Led Research for School Improvement
 
PART THREE: LOOKING OUTWARDS
Barbara and Graham Saltmarsh
Preparing for OfSTED
Caroline Dargan
Creating Effective Networks

'This engaging and very practical book shows how leadership and management should "work" to help meet the challenge of raising pupil achievement'
-Professor Peter Earley, Institute of Education, University of London


'This is a practical, down-to-earth toolkit for a wide range of leadership areas, and the authors helpfully include practical examples and reflective exercises. Any new leader will appreciate this book '
- Gillian Gee, GL Education


This engaging and very practical toolkit indicates how leadership and management should operate to help meet the challenge of raising learner achievement. What I like about this book it accommodates leaders at any level. This is a must-have book.

Professor Sello Mokoena
Teacher Education, University of South Africa
August 5, 2013

This is a great, easy access text for busy leaders alike. It offers- practical readable advice.

While not heavy on theoretical content, it offers a range of practical approaches, which are useful for students because discussions contextualise and ground elements of schools leadership in practice.

Dr Jane Jackson
Faculty of Education & Lang Studies, The Open University
February 28, 2013

Clear, informative and practical. A very valuable resource for school leaders to have on their desk!

Mr Russell Spink
School of Education, Staffordshire University
February 11, 2013

Good useful strategies for in-house leadership exercises.

Miss Liz McGuire
PGCE Secondary, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
December 18, 2012

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - Leading and Managing People