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Punk Leadership: Leading schools differently
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Punk Leadership: Leading schools differently



September 2024 | 168 pages | Corwin UK
School leadership is becoming awfully compliant; flat-pack headteachers and homogenised leadership teams. When did all this conformity ever bring about any lasting change?

Drawing parallels between the fiercely independent punk spirit and the demands of modern school leadership, Punk Leadership offers a fresh perspective on how to navigate the complexities of the education system while staying true to your values and vision.

This is not an anarchic book – it systematically looks at all aspects of school leadership, from curriculum development to managing staff, from inclusion to accountability, and finds the punk in them.

Jam-packed with useful guidance to help you find your way through the complexities of senior leadership in schools, Punk Leadership is about finding your own solutions and empowering you to do what you know is right.

Keziah Featherstone is a secondary headteacher in the West Midlands. She is a co-founder and strategic leader for WomenEd and a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable.
 
Ch1: I Hate People: Punk leadership principles
 
Ch2: Career Opportunities: Establishing and progressing your career as a punk leader
 
Ch3: I Wanna Be Your Dog: Leadership structures and accountability
 
Ch4: Happy House: Building happy schools
 
Ch5: Bad Dog: Managing mistakes
 
Ch6: Monkey Gone to Heaven: Effective line management
 
Ch7: No More Heroes: Tackling work-home balance
 
Ch8: Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Recruitment and retention
 
Ch9: Teenage Kicks: An engaging and relevant curriculum
 
Ch10: Big A Little A: Why core skills matter
 
Ch11: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: Whole child education
 
Ch12: Suspect Device: Leading inclusive schools
 
Ch13: If the Kids are United: Leading schools where children have a voice
 
Ch14: I Fought the Law: Managing student behaviour
 
Ch15: Typical Girls: Gender and identity in schools
 
Ch16: God Save the Queen: Managing traditional expectations
 
Ch17: I Wanna Be Sedated: Mental health in schools
 
Ch18: She Sells Sanctuary: Finding your tribe
 
Ch19: Pretty in Pink: Looking the part of punk leader
 
Ch20: Mommy’s Little Monster: Parenting alongside leadership
 
Ch21: Anarchy in the UK: Leading during and after a pandemic
 
Ch22: Living Dead: Managing your own wellbeing as a leader
 
Ch23: Happy Talk: Keeping sane and maintaining your principles

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