A Pastoral Leader's Handbook: Strategies for Success in the Secondary School

A Pastoral Leader's Handbook: Strategies for Success in the Secondary School

By: Marilyn Nathan (author)Paperback

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This is a practical handbook packed with guidance, suggestions and case studies against which aspiring, new or existing pastoral leaders can benchmark their practice. The roles and responsibilities of the pastoral leader have changed significantly in recent years. "A Pastoral Leader's Handbook" provides a comprehensive survey of the pastoral leader's role in secondary school in the current climate and practical guidance on how to do the job. It includes information and guidance on: becoming effective in your role as a pastoral leader; how to get the best out of your tutor team; your role in managing pupil behaviour; working with a range of external agencies; using data to raise pupil achievement; handling difficult or hard to reach parents; and, the impact of current research findings on how you do the job. Case studies with real examples of both good and bad practice feature throughout, so that it is easy to relate to the experiences described. Questions throughout aid personal reflection or group discussion, and summaries of recent research, references and relevant web links provide springboards to further support where needed.

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About Author

Marilyn Nathan is an experienced trainer and educational consultant in the field of leadership and management, and Ofsted inspector for both primary and secondary phases. Marilyn has worked with a wide range of schools and colleges throughout Britain and abroad. Her books providing practical and accessible guidance for teachers in leadership roles include Pastoral Leadership (Routledge, 2001) and A Handbook for Headteachers 2e (Kogan Page, 2000) and The Headteachers' Edu-fax 3e (The Curriculum Publishing Company, 2009).


Introduction; 1. New Times, New Titles: Pastoral Leadership in the Current Climate; 2. Becoming Effective in the Role; 3. Leading the Tutor Team; 4. Managing Pupil Behaviour; 5. Dealing with Bullying; 6. Dealing with Pupil Welfare; 7. Liaising with External Agencies; 8. Your Role in Managing Extracurricular Activities; 9. Using Data to Raise Pupil Attainment; 10. Dealing with Parents; Glossary; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781441102560
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781441102560
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1441102566

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