Books for School Leadership & Management

The Leadership & Management collection brings together the latest resources to support effective school leadership as well as providing you with the insight and skills to support your staff.

These books can support you in any stage of your career, whether you're new in role, or you could just do with a fresh perspective on things, there's something for everyone.

  • Becoming a Research-Informed School

    Why? What? How?, 1st Edition

    By Tim Cain

    Becoming a Research-Informed School examines the reasons why teachers and leaders use research to improve their schools, and explores how teachers select, understand and use research to enhance learning experiences in fast-moving classroom environments. It analyses what teachers and school leaders…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20

  • The British Betrayal of Childhood

    Challenging Uncomfortable Truths and Bringing About Change, 1st Edition

    By Al Aynsley-Green

    With provocative insight and based on an illustrious 40-year career in public office, Sir Al Aynsley-Green demands to know why outcomes for the UK’s children for health, education, social care, youth justice and poverty remain among the worst in the developed world. He draws global comparisons and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-28

  • Understanding How We Learn

    A Visual Guide, 1st Edition

    By Yana Weinstein, Megan Sumeracki, Oliver Caviglioli

    Educational practice does not, for the most part, rely on research findings. Instead, there’s a preference for relying on our intuitions about what’s best for learning. But relying on intuition may be a bad idea for teachers and learners alike. This accessible guide helps teachers to integrate…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16

  • The Teacher Gap

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Allen, Sam Sims

    Teachers are the most important determinant of the quality of schools. We should be doing everything we can to help them get better. In recent years, however, a cocktail of box-ticking demands, ceaseless curriculum reform, disruptive reorganisations and an audit culture that requires teachers to…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08

  • Unleashing Great Teaching

    The Secrets to the Most Effective Teacher Development, 1st Edition

    By David Weston, Bridget Clay

    It’s within the power of each and every school to unleash the best in teachers, day by day, month by month, year by year. This practical handbook takes the guesswork out of professional learning, showing school leaders how they can build a self-improving culture and remove barriers to learning.…

    Paperback – 2018-05-24

  • Becoming a Growth Mindset School

    The Power of Mindset to Transform Teaching, Leadership and Learning, 1st Edition

    By Chris Hildrew

    Becoming a Growth Mindset School explores the theories which underpin a growth mindset ethos and lays out how to embed them into the culture of a school. It offers step-by-step guidance for school leaders to help build an approach to teaching and learning that will encourage children to embrace…

    Paperback – 2018-03-23

  • Strengthening the Connections between Leadership and Learning

    Challenges to Policy, School and Classroom Practice, 1st Edition

    By John MacBeath, Neil Dempster, David Frost, Greer Johnson, Sue Swaffield

    Examining a decade of research and practice, this book makes the case for a radical reappraisal of leadership, learning, and their interrelationship in educational policy. Discussing whether policy direction is progressively constraining the professionalism and initiative of teachers and school…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09

  • Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    Standing at the Precipice, 1st Edition

    By Armand Doucet, Jelmer Evers, Elisa Guerra, Dr Nadia Lopez, Michael Soskil, Koen Timmers

    In this visionary book, written by six internationally recognized Global Teacher Prize finalists, the authors create a positive and hope-filled template for the future of education. They address the hard moral, ethical and pedagogical questions facing education today so that progress can serve…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19

  • Flip The System UK: A Teachers’ Manifesto

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lucy Rycroft-Smith, Jean-Louis Dutaut

    How did we let teacher burn-out happen, and what can we do about it – before it's too late? This brave and disruptive book accurately defines the problems of low teacher morale and offers systemic, future-proof and realistic solutions to bringing hope, energy and joy back to the profession. The…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27

  • Becoming a Successful School Leader

    Developing New Insights, 1st Edition

    By Krishan Sood, Sheine Peart, Malini Mistry

    Becoming a Successful School Leader critically considers what leaders need to help them support their schools and communities with the challenges and demands of learning. It presents readers with opportunities to develop their thinking and to generate personal strategies to manage situations…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07

  • World Class

    Tackling the Ten Biggest Challenges Facing Schools Today, 1st Edition

    Edited by David James, Ian Warwick

    Every school is different, but all schools face very similar challenges. Drawing on their combined teaching experience of over fifty years in both independent and state schools, educationalists David James and Ian Warwick have chosen ten questions that tackle the most difficult challenges that face…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10

  • How to Build Communication Success in Your School

    A Guide for School Leaders, 1st Edition

    By Karen Dempster, Justin Robbins

    This book provides a step-by-step guide to achieve best practice communication within schools. Communication is a critical component in building strong partnerships with parents, attracting and retaining the best teachers, building and protecting a school’s reputation and, ultimately, in ensuring…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27

  • High Performance Learning

    How to become a world class school, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Eyre

    Schools that want to be world class are now paying attention to the findings from neuroscience and psychology that tell us we can build better brains. They are changing their mindset, expecting success for far more students and no longer being constrained by ideas of genetic potential. High…

    Paperback – 2016-01-12

  • Flip the System

    Changing Education from the Ground Up, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jelmer Evers, René Kneyber

    Education is threatened on a global scale by forces of neoliberalism, through high stakes accountability, privatization and a destructive language of learning. In all respects, a GERM (Global Education Reform Movement) has erupted from international benchmark rankings such as PISA, TIMMS and PIRL,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-02

  • Seven Myths About Education

    1st Edition

    By Daisy Christodoulou

    In this controversial new book, Daisy Christodoulou offers a thought-provoking critique of educational orthodoxy. Drawing on her recent experience of teaching in challenging schools, she shows through a wide range of examples and case studies just how much classroom practice contradicts basic…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27

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