Originally published in 1991. This book examines the early experiences of the first grant-maintained Schools and considers the challenges facing the self-managing school in the 1990s. The book looks at the context of the change of status, what it means to be grant-maintained, and reviews the types of schools that have opted out so far and their reasons for doing so. A section of specially commissioned case studies written by headteachers offers accounts of how each school has coped with the move to grant-maintained status. The book provides a practical and realistic appraisal of grant-maintained schools and their move towards self-management, exploring both the advantages and the disadvantages of opting out of local authority control.
Preface Part 1 1. The Context and the Rationale for Grant-Maintained Status 2. How Schools Achieve Grant-Maintained Status Part 2 3. A Case Study of Opting Out: Small Heath School Cecil Knight 4. Managing a School and Developing a Grant-Maintained Ethos Roger Perks 5. Managing Finance in a Grant-Maintained School Keith Barker 6. Managing Capital Development: Contracts and Premises Brother Francis 7. Managing The School: The Role of Governors and Staff Management Structures Ray Page 8. Managing Staff Development in a Grant-Maintained School Jennifer Morris Part 3 9. The Advantages of Grant-Maintained Status 10. The Disadvantages of Grant-Maintained Status 11. Managing Grant-Maintained Schools in the 1990s Part 4: Appendices A. A Review of Opting Out to Date - Number of Schools, B. A Review of Opting Out to Date - Analysis of Schools, C. Grant-Maintained Schools Quality Assurance: A Voluntary Code of Practice, D. The Experience of Going Grant-Maintained: The Perceptions of AMMA Teacher Representatives
Reissuing works originally published between 1975 and 1997, this collection includes books covering all aspect of managing schools, from primary to further education. With an international selection of authors, some volumes present case studies while others address wider areas of concern in the management of educational institutions. Individual volumes concern special schools and specific types such as the grant-maintained system in the UK. Topics cross over from finance to staff development to politics and governance to innovation. This is an excellent varied set for any education management bookself.