Leading the Improving Department: A Handbook of Staff Activities

Leading the Improving Department: A Handbook of Staff Activities

By: Anne Allsop (author), Alma Harris (author), Nick Sparks (author)Paperback

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Departmental improvement is the key to whole school improvement. This book complements existing programs of professional development and training on both national and local levels. Heads of department and subject leaders in secondary schools will find this professional handbook essential for planning in-service training, improving the effectiveness of the department, and developing personal leadership abilities. This book combines well-founded professional development theory with practical suggestions. It has been written in an open and accessible way with photocopiable inset activities that have been tried and tested in training situations.

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About Author

Alma Harris is Professor of School Leadership at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. She has published extensively on the theme of leadership and school improvement and she is currently working with the National College for School Leadership on subject leader research and development programmes. Anne Allsop is senior inspector for Nottinghamshire LEA and Nick Sparks is Regional Director for the TLF stand of the National Key Stage 3 strategy.


Effective departments; Improving leadership; Improving the team; Improvement and change; Improving learning; Improving teaching; Improving the department; Departmental improvement in action: Case studies; The current context.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/02/2002
  • ISBN13: 9781853468087
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 106
  • ID: 9781853468087
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 1853468088

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