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Becoming a Successful School Leader

Developing New Insights, 1st Edition

By Krishan Sood, Sheine Peart, Malini Mistry


166 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Becoming a Successful School Leader critically considers what leaders need to help them support their schools and communities with the challenges and demands of learning. It presents readers with opportunities to develop their thinking and to generate personal strategies to manage situations through a series of structured exercises and tasks.

Drawing on a range of accounts from professionals, case studies and reflective questions, this accessible text allows leaders to confidently guide their staff and students through the contested landscape of education. Focusing on key topics, chapters cover:

  • education policy and leadership, governance and management of educational settings;
  • changes to the employment market;
  • inclusion in education, emerging moral dilemmas and legislative changes;
  • the structure of education: new frameworks and models;
  • quality assurance: responsibilities, liabilities and consequences;
  • global dimensions and emerging ethical issues.

This book will be essential reading for both practising and aspiring school leaders who have an interest in the challenges, policies and practices deployed in leading and managing change in a variety of educational settings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Leadership for the Future 2. Education Policy and Leadership, Governance and Management of educational settings 3. Changes to the Employment Market 4. Inclusion in Education, Emerging Moral Dilemmas and Legislative Changes 5. The Structure of Education: New Frameworks and Models 6. Quality Assurance: Responsibilities, Liabilities and Consequences 7. Responding to Users: Learners’ and Parents’ and Carers’ Voice 8. Preparation and development for leadership - relevance to practice 9. Global Dimensions and Emerging Ethical Issues 10. The Changing Role of Leaders in Early Years Education 11. Summary Index

About the Authors

Krishan Sood is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He began his career as a Science teacher in a secondary school, going on to lead a department and become an advisory teacher for intercultural education.

Sheine Peart is Manager of the PhD Education course at the Nottingham Trent University, UK. She has worked in education for over 30 years in schools, colleges, local authorities, further education, higher education and youth and community settings.

Malini Mistry is Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Although she specialised in Early Years education, she has worked within the whole primary phase, leading and managing many areas of the curriculum.

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