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Making your Way in Headship

1st Edition

By Gerald Haigh, Anne Perry

David Fulton Publishers

104 pages

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New and aspiring heads will find that this book covers the immediate basics, such as:

  • What do you really need to know about the school?
  • How should you present yourself as a headteacher
  • How to manage people
  • Prioritising, time management and stress management.

It will help you to see what’s important in your headship; what should be done; what MUST be done.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Prologue. The Big One 1. What’s the Head there for? 2. Dealing with Distractions 3. Wading Through Treacle – More Distractions 4. Delegation 5. Taking Stock 6. Where are You now? And Where are you Going? 7. The Legacy 8. Resistance to Change 9. Monitoring 10. Supporting and Developing Staff 11. ICT 12. To Teach or Not to Teach 13. Money 14. Relationships with Parents 15. Relationships with Governors 16. Adopting and Enjoying the Role 17. The Support of Colleagues and the Kindness of Friends. Epilogue: Random Point Winners

About the Authors

Gerald Haigh was a teacher for thirty years, eleven of them as a primary head. For most of that time, continuing to the present day, he has also been a writer on education, contributing articles to the Times Educational Supplement, The Guardian and various other newsletters and education websites.

Anne Perry is Head of St. Giles Junior School in Warwickshire.

About the Series

No-Nonsense Series

Written by authors who have been dealing with school management on a day-to-day basis for years, these books:

  • Give new headteachers the ability to stay afloat and get the job done right
  • Provide more experienced heads with a refleshingly frank, no-nonsense insight into current issues in school leadership and management

Succinct, short and accessible - each title in this series can be read in an afternoon, giving you time to get on with running the school!

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Professional Development