1st Edition

Leadership Rules: What Leaders Need to Know and Do to Run Great Schools

By Jo Facer Copyright 2025
    184 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    What do great leaders need to do to run great schools? This exciting new book from Jo Facer takes the theory, ideas and vision that so many leaders share, and translates it into the small steps busy school leaders can take that together lead to big positive changes.


    Exploring the three cornerstones of a great education – behaviour, curriculum and teaching –as well as the oft-neglected operations, the book outlines the theory and what best practice looks like in each area and then reveals the leadership actions that enable schools to get there. Each chapter also features real case studies from school leaders who explain how they have implemented the ideas and the impact they have had in their settings.


    Full of practical, sustainable ideas to implement in the short and long term, this is essential reading for all leaders in primary and secondary schools.

    Chapter 1. Behaviour

    Chapter 2. Leading Curriculum

    Chapter 3. Leading Teaching

    Chapter 4. The Operational Running of Schools

    Chapter 5. Finally: What About Vision?


    Jo Facer is Head of the NPQ Faculty at the National Institute of Teaching, UK, and the author of Simplicity Rules (2019) and Culture Rules (2021), both published by Routledge.