'The book is a good introduction to anyone taking on middle leadership in the primary sector, and will be useful to heads and deputies who are considering how to organise their schools in the face continuing change and increasing accountability' - Times Educational Supplement
In recent years, there has been an acknowledgement of the need for teachers to develop management and leadership skills in addition to specialized subject knowledge, to achieve a state where they possess transferable skills that can be employed in co-ordinating any area of the primary curriculum. This book will provide trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers with the management and leadership techniques that they will need in order to develop, with appropriate experience and opportunities, into subject leaders or effective members of a senior management team.
The emphasis in this book is on the practical techniques and strategies of curriculum leadership. At all levels of experience, from establishing a direction through working with resources to leading and motivating colleagues, this book deals with the theoretical, practical and technological issues facing teachers as they create and manage curricula. This book is an invaluable resource for trainees and teachers at every level as they confront the rapidly shifting demands of their profession.
Neil Burton is Partnership Manager and Associate Tutor of education masters courses with the University of Leicester, having worked in teacher education for several universities for the past 20 years. He is a member of the editorial board of Education 3-13 and is a recent past Chair of the Association for the Study of Primary Education. In addition to working with several school-based initial teacher training providers, he also teaches children (6-18 years-old) in schools on a regular basis for the joy of it. Professor Mark Brundrett is Professor of Educational Research and Director of the Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation Services at Liverpool John Moores University (CERES).
AN OVERVIEW OF THE COMPONENTS Introduction In Search of Subject Leadership The Effective Classroom Practitioner From Subject to Curriculum ESTABLISHING A DIRECTION Leadership, Management and Middle Leader Middle Leaders Managing Change Monitoring and Evaluating Progress Accountability and the Middle Leader WORKING WITH RESOURCES Identifying and Organising Learning Resources Budgeting for the Cost of Learning Resources LEADING AND MOTIVATING COLLEAGUES AND PUPILS Human Resources Leading and Managing to Improve Performance Curriculum Leadership Classroom and School-based Research for Evidence-Based Decision Making