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Leading a Creative School

Learning about Lasting School Change, 1st Edition

Edited by Ethel Sanders


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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

Section One: The case for creative school change Section Two: Case studies Section Three: Materials to support CPD activities in staff or department meeting Section Four: Further resources

About the Editor

Ethel Sanders’ career in education spans thirty-five years. She taught for twenty-one years in primary schools in Essex and east London, before being appointed as head teacher of a junior school in the London Borough of Havering. Six years later, she led the amalgamation of this school with an adjoining infant school as head of the newly created three form entry primary school. Ethel was one of forty-five head teachers of primary schools, judged by Ofsted to be outstanding, who were invited to form the National SCITT in Outstanding Primary Schools in partnership with the University of Nottingham in 1997. She was a member of the SCITT management board for five years, representing head teachers in the London and South East region. Ethel holds a Masters in Educational Leadership and, since leaving headship, has become involved in educational research, working with the University of Nottingham on the Creative Whole School Change programme.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Reference
EDUCATION / Leadership