1st Edition

Learning to Lead in the Secondary School Becoming an Effective Head of Department

Edited By Mark Brundrett, Ian Terrell Copyright 2003
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Learning to Lead in the Secondary School is designed to meet the needs of subject leaders and heads of department in secondary schools, offering practical advice and guidance to teachers taking on these demanding roles.

    This highly informative book is structured around six sections that address all of the key areas in leading a department including:

    * becoming a subject leader
    * managing effective teaching and learning
    * leading and managing people
    * the strategic direction and development of a department
    * the deployment of staff and resources
    * managing personal performance and development.

    This guide will be invaluable to middle managers in schools, subject leaders and heads of departments. It will be of interest to teachers and managers at all levels and will also be useful to those undertaking research or further qualifications in educational leadership and management.

    1. Becoming a subject leader: Roles, values and accountability 2. Leading effective teaching and learning 3. Leading and managing staff 4. The strategic direction and development of a department: Leadership, planning, performance and the use of ICT 5. The efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources 6. Managing your own performance and development.


    Mark Brundett has taught in Secondary, Middle and Primary Schools and was a headteacher for a number of years. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Leicester and Visting Professor of Education at the University of Hertfordshire.

    Ian Terrell taught in schools for a number of years before going on to teach in higher education. He is currently Principal Lecturer at Ultralab, which is part of Anglia Polytechnic University

    'The chapters covering emerging issues in teacher research are authoritative and convincing and the accounts of teachers class based work will give fellow teachers and researchers meaningful insights and will prompt their own efforts to improve teaching and learning.' - Sandra McWilliams, Stranmillis University College (escalate website)

    'This is an excellent edited collection of key ideas and strategies... [It] provides an extremely valuable resource for middle managers and leaders in secondary schools.' - Professor Brent Davies, University of Hull, UK