Originally published in 1986. Those involved in management in schools are being urged to develop their management skills and many courses are developed for this purpose. At the same time many new issues have arisen which require attention from managers in schools. These include: staff appraisal, curriculum evaluation and action research. This book examines major topics of present concern in the management of secondary schools. It presents much new thinking on these major problems and reports on particular initiatives. The aim is to help improve practice, both by helping trainers focus their courses correctly and by encouraging those involved in school management to approach their work more purposefully. School management is treated from the perspective of the industrial trainer, the Local Education Authority, higher education and the school practitioner.
Introduction Part 1: Establishing Contexts 1. The Training and Development Needs of Managers: An Overview Elizabeth Ballinger 2. Management and the Role of the LEA Joan Dean Part 2: The Practicalities of Role: What School Managers Actually Do 3. Managing the School: The Role of the Headteacher at a Time of Change Frank Stoner 4. How Heads and Deputies Use Their Time A Time Task Analysis Bill Flisher 5. Subject Heads in Secondary Schools: Concepts and Contexts Peter Ribbins Part 3: Approaches to Staff Appraisal 6. Counselling and Performance Appraisal: An LEA Perspective John Berridge 7. Target Setting and Appraisal at Warden Park School David M. Trethowan Part 4: Strategies for Staff Development 8. Staff Development: Some Problems in Promoting Professional Learning and Change Christopher Day 9. A Strategy for School-Based Staff Development Ben Kerwood and Simon Clements 10. Action Research for Staff Development Brian Wakeman Part 5: Working with Industry 11. The Reaction of Headteachers to Industrial Management Skills Training - One Company's Experience Paul M. S. Kibbey 12. School-Industry Management Perspectives Roger Moore and Maggie Pankhurst Part 6: What the Future Holds 13. Exploring the Future: Prerequisites for Staff Development Robert Moon