It is becoming clear to educational managers that successful schools are schools which take pastoral care seriously and train their managers in pastoral leadership. Improving Your Management Skills is a practical guide for pastoral leaders and managers. The book surveys all aspects of the pastoral leader's role and provides step-by-step guidance towards effectiveness.
As well as being an OFSTED inspector for primary and secondary schools, Marilyn Nathan regularly runs courses for LEAs on pastoral leadership that include heads and deputy heads as well as managers.
Written in an extremely reader-friendly style, this practical guide surveys all aspects of the pastoral leader's role. It provides managers and all teachers who have a pastoral responsibility with real, step-by-step guidance towards effectiveness. An introduction to pastoral leadership, this book provides advice and practical suggestions on how to improve your expertise as a manager. Each chapter includes case studies based on the experience of real schools, questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading.
Pastoral Leadership will be of interest to all pastoral leaders, new and experienced, who want to develop good practice.
'[This book] is a welcome contribution in a neglected area. The author's opening case study, of the Year Head who is run so ragged that she ends up cancelling an important meeting to supervise a detention for two students, will ring many bells. It's a strong invitation to read on and discover that there are more efficient ways of working.' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement