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Leading a Creative School
Initiating and Sustaining School Change

ISBN 9780415570831
Published August 8, 2011 by Routledge
128 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Introducing creativity to the classroom is a concern for teachers, governments and future employers around the world, and there has been a drive to make experiences at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic for all young people, ensuring they leave education able to contribute to the global creative economy.

Leading a Creative School shows that school leaders are central in any change process, and offers suggestions and models of practice for a whole school change towards creative practice. Providing an accessible overview of key issues and debates surrounding different methods of creative change, practical activities, and stimulus material for to help teachers, this book will explain how to:

  • reflect on why change is important for your school
  • motivate your teaching staff
  • create the conditions for a whole school change
  • develop practical strategies to make changes long lasting
  • and assess and monitor changes taking place.

Providing case studies and examples of school change from leading practitioners throughout, this book is an invaluable guide for all those involved in school leadership, management and change.

Table of Contents

Series Introduction  Introduction Pat Thomson and Ethel Sanders 1. It can only happen on a Thursday Judy Berry, Rufford Infant and Nursery School  2. Circles of Influence: a Democratic Whole School Alternative to a School Council Alison Peacock, The Wroxham School  3. Change as an Evolutionary Process Mary Igoe, Columbia Primary School.  Questions to Consider  4. Dance as the Key to Full and Effective Student Engagement and Driver of Whole School Change Tony Lyng and Jackie Mortimer, Brockhill Park Performing Arts College.  Questions to Consider  5. If you Always do what You've  Always Done, you Will Always get what You've Always got Lesley Lyon, Manning Comprehensive School for Girls  6. 'Making it Yours' David Priestley, Greenfield Community and Arts College

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Ethel Sanders is involved in the Creative Whole School Change programme at the University of Nottingham, UK.