Although this book draws on theoretical principles and research, it is a practical guide to leading the learning in schools. Being an effective teacher isn't just about what you do in the classroom; it's about working collaboratively to raise standards within the school and further afield. The author draws on evidence obtained from interviews with effective teachers in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales to explore what leading the learning means in terms of pedagogy in the classroom. Although rooted in a theoretical framework based on teacher leadership, this is a practical perspective on what a responsibility to lead the learning means in the reality of the classroom. The book contains action points and reflective questions, plus end of chapter summaries so you can quickly check your understanding. This book is for anyone who has been awarded a Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) or anyone seeking to gain one of these awards.
Chris Turner is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education, Swansea Metropolitan University, UK.
Part 1. Principles; 1. Introduction; 2. Teacher Leadership Within and Outside the Classroom; 3. Aspects of Learning; 4. Educational Policy Relating to Schools in England and Wales; 5. School Improvement and the Implementation of Change; Part 2. Practice; 6. Background to the Research; 7. Leading the Learning in Primary Schools in England; 8. Leading the Learning in Primary Schools in Wales; 9. Leading the Learning in Secondary Schools in England; 10. Leading the Learning in Secondary Schools in Wales; 11. Conclusions.