The reorganisation of the education system within Britain has vastly increased the managerial responsibilities of those working in schools, although the staff generally have received little management training. In this book, the various issues related to management are teased out and a selection of ideas and pragmatic solutions informing good practice are examined.
'This text is another contribution in the Master Classes in Education Series, which seeks to address the professional development needs of education managers and also those working in the fields of health promotion and youth work ... The appeal of this handbook lies in its simplicity, its practical exercises and its thoroughness within such a short compass. Its realism stems from its grounding in the reality of everyday school life. The authors have worked closely with teachers and school managers. Reflecting on School Management is a neat example of how the best educational research is informing, and being informed by, what is actually happening in our schools and classrooms.' - The Times Educational Supplement