1st Edition

Inspirational - and Cautionary - Tales for Would-be School Leaders

ISBN 9780415437929
Published December 25, 2007 by Routledge
160 Pages

USD $32.95

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Book Description

Based upon Gerald Haigh’s acclaimed weekly column in the Times Educational Supplement, this book is a lively and refreshing look at what it takes to get on in teaching.

Touching on everything from the legacy of Ted Wragg to the film Brokeback Mountain the author’s incise eye will give teachers wanting to get on in their career both inspiration and much to ponder upon.

This reworked and thematically grouped collection will give leaders and aspiring leaders in education vital insights and observations into a wide range of topics including:

  • the recruitment game and building your career
  • dealing with people, making mistakes and learning
  • lessons from Heroes and Gurus – from Tom Peters and Peter Drucker to Lawrence of Arabia
  • supporting colleagues
  • getting a life beyond school.

Over recent years Haigh’s columns - Second Half, for experienced teachers, and Leading Questions, specifically for teachers in leadership positions - have developed a loyal following from readers. This book will delight and engage all who wish to move onwards and upwards in teaching.



Gerald Haigh is an educational writer and consultant specialising in school management matters. He has a background of teaching and leadership in a wide range of schools.