This best-selling book takes a practical look at how improvements can be made in any school.
It cuts through the jargon of the specialist and shows how ideas and intentions can be turned into direct actions that will help a school improve its performance and effectiveness.
As well as addressing headteachers and governors, the book will also provide invaluable guidance for all those who work in and with schools.
There are chapters on:
*effective schools and how they have achieved their goals
*leadership within schools
*teaching and learning effectively
*making critical interventions to secure improvement
*how schools involve others to aid improvement.
This is a book that no school will want to be without. It is essential reading for anyone involved in education.
Tim Brighouse is Chief Education Officer for Birmingham City Council and is a national figure in education. David Woods is a Senior Education Adviser at the DfEE.
'Teachers everywhere should read this book and act upon it.' - Times Educational Supplement
'It is meant to be a handbook for practitioners rather than a definitive text for policy-makers or academics. As such it sets a high standard ... It puts teachers, rather than the Government or OFSTED or even the LEA - in the driving seats of their own improvement efforts.' - Times Educational Supplement
'The book is an interesting volume, which should be part of the staff library of any secondary school. It is likely to be read by teachers, managers and governors alike.' - CPD Update
'How to Improve Your School manages to keep its feet on the ground whilst reaching for the stars, provides a framework within which schools can unlock the potential of their children and is a joy to read.' - Managing Schools Today