"The Independent Thinking Series" brings together some of the most innovative practitioners working in education today under the guidance of Ian Gilbert, founder of Independent Thinking Ltd."Leadership with a Moral Purpose" gives all primary heads - aspiring, newly appointed or those who think 'There must be something more than this!' - the ideas, techniques, tools and direction to turn their schools 'Inside-Out' and inspire them to lead with the heart and with the soul. Too many schools these days are 'outside in' schools, running to keep up with someone else's agenda or priorities. In this timely book, Will Ryan gives Heads the confidence to do those things they know are right because they are right for the children, right for the staff and right for the community.Contents include developing an 'Inside Out Vision' for: the school; the classroom; inclusion; social and emotional aspects of learning; positive attitudes; a professional learning community; leadership; and, parents.
Will Ryan has worked in schools in Rotherham, South Yorkshire for over thirty years as a teacher, head teacher and Local Authority Adviser. As a head teacher he led a school that prized itself on genuine pupil creativity and was described by OFSTED as 'outstanding'. He is a speaker and associate of Independent Thinking Ltd.