The School Improvement Collections

Primary School Improvement Toolkit

At Routledge, we offer an unrivalled selection  of books written by expert teacher educators, practising teachers and school leaders. But we understand that it can be a challenge to find the right resources for your school that are credible, yet affordable.

The Primary School Improvement Toolkit is a free resource designed to support primary school leaders. Featuring helpful checklists to support you with your own professional development as well as lesson plans & resources you can share with all your staff. We also have a number of book collections for you to explore that can support your school improvement plan.

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  • The SENCo Handbook

    Leading and Managing a Whole School Approach, 7th Edition

    By Elizabeth Cowne, Carol Frankl, Liz Gerschel

    This seventh edition of the best-selling The SENCo Handbook has been updated to reflect the impact that the implementation of the SEND Code of Practice (DfE/DoH 2015) has had on policy and practice in schools and for SENCos. It provides vital information on statutory requirements, practical…

    Paperback – 2018-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Talkabout Sex and Relationships 2

    A Sex Education Programme, 1st Edition

    By Alex Kelly, Emily Dennis

    Talkabout Sex & Relationships 2 is a comprehensive toolkit for all therapists, educators and support staff who deliver sex education to people with special needs. It is intended primarily to support groupwork but activities can be easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals with varying…

    Paperback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    Talkabout

  • 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
    Routledge

Bestsellers

  • Closing the Vocabulary Gap

    1st Edition

    By Alex Quigley

    As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Alex Quigley explores the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-11
    Routledge

  • 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning

    Teaching for Success, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Klaus Zierer

    The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influencers of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. In Ten Mindframes for Visible Learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer define the ten behaviors or mindframes that teachers need…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Great Minds and How to Grow Them

    High Performance Learning, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Berliner, Deborah Eyre

    Great Minds and How to Grow Them is a handbook for parents that shows how they can grow the minds of their children and teenagers and guide them to success both at school and in life. The latest neurological and psychological research is proving that most children are capable of reaching high…

    Paperback – 2017-07-24
    Routledge

Visible Learning

  • Visible Learning: Feedback

    1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Shirley Clarke

    Feedback is arguably the most critical and powerful aspect of teaching and learning. Yet, there remains a paradox: why is feedback so powerful and why is it so variable? It is this paradox which Visible Learning: Feedback aims to unravel and resolve. Combining research excellence, theory and vast…

    Paperback – 2018-08-22
    Routledge

  • 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning

    Teaching for Success, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Klaus Zierer

    The original Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influencers of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role. In Ten Mindframes for Visible Learning, John Hattie and Klaus Zierer define the ten behaviors or mindframes that teachers need…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Visible Learning into Action

    International Case Studies of Impact, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie, Deb Masters, Kate Birch

    Recently at the Visible Learning Conference, Professor John Hattie stood up in his opening address and said, "I’m looking at you all and thinking ‘What if I got this wrong?’" I feel the same way when educators ask to visit and I always end up in the same place – that Keilor Views is a living,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
    Routledge

  • Visible Learning for Teachers

    Maximizing Impact on Learning, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie

    In November 2008, John Hattie’s ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more than fifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge

  • Visible Learning

    A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement, 1st Edition

    By John Hattie

    This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many…

    Paperback – 2008-11-18
    Routledge

Descriptosaurus

  • Descriptosaurus

    Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14, 3rd Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
    Routledge

  • Descriptosaurus: Fantasy

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Fantasy builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and within the context of fantasy develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful, cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge

  • Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of myths and legends, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential…

    Paperback – 2016-01-26
    Routledge

  • Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of ghost stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential guide will…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of adventure stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13
    Routledge

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