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Living Headship
Voices, Values and Vision

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August 2012 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

`The book has a wide appeal to existing heads, aspiring heads, lecturers and writers about headship. The contributors to this book have lifted the curtain on the realities of headships and, in the process, have added to our understanding of what school leadership is all about these days' - Managing Schools Today

Practitioners and trainers understand how vitally important school leadership is to the practice of headship. Living Headship presents the experiences of successful heads working in primary and secondary schools. We hear in their accounts the authentic voices of heads determined to ensure that their leadership enhances the performance of their schools. Some have been in post for many years, and have been able to implement and sustain and reconsider their vision. Others have moved into schools with difficulties and brought them out of special measures. All demonstrate a profound commitment to the education of children and a determination to find ways to take their schools forward. Many of the chapters are underpinned by research, and all are based on a rigorous consideration of particular issues.

To set these analyses in context, the editors present an essential, in-depth history of the conceptualization of headship. The deep commitment to learning and the challenge presented here, make this book essential reading for practitioners, trainers and all concerned about the future of educatio


Helen Gunter, Pauline Smith and Harry Tomlinson
Introduction
Constructing Headship - Today and Yesterday  
 
PART ONE: PRIMARY
Angela Bird and Les Bell
Strategic Planning in an Infant School
Gwenn Brockley and Ray Moorcroft
Building the Vision
A TQM Approach  
Carolyn Clarke and Terry Martin
The Culture of Counselling as an Engine for Change
Frances Hardy
Leading a Primary School to Enhance Its Distinctively Catholic Identity
John Loftus and Nick Selley
Coming to Grips with the Realities of Marketing
Mo Williams
Developing and Sustaining School Effectiveness
 
PART TWO: SECONDARY
Bernard Barker
Double Vision
40 Years On  
Yvonne Bates
A Vision for Lilian Baylis
John Cain
The Process of Vision Creation - Intuition and Accountability
Elizabeth Duffy
Leading the Creative School
David Gower
Modelling Development Alternatives
Eric Tope
Sustaining the Vision
Quality Management and School Effectiveness  
Tony Tuckwell
Teacher Participation in Decision Making
Mark Wasserberg
Creating the Vision and Making It Happen

`The book has a wide appeal to existing heads, aspiring heads, lecturers and writers about headship. The contributors to this book have lifted the curtain on the realities of headships and, in the process, have added to our understanding of what school leadership is all about these days' - Managing Schools Today


"This books provides valuable insight into how vision is formulated, shared and related to strategic planning. Most contributors demonstrate clearly how school-based research can underpin good practice." 

David Gentle, Principal
Cockshut Hill Technology College, Birmingham, UK
Early Years, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2001

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