Books

  1. Talk For Teaching

    Talk For Teaching

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    Paul Garvey uses his experience as a teacher, inspector and a National Strategies consultant to advise educators and schools on how his Talk For Teaching method can help them take control of their Professional Development - without it increasing costs or taking up valuable lesson time.

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  2. What every teacher needs to know about psychology

    What every teacher needs to know about psychology

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    David Didau and Nick Rose attempt to lay out the evidence and theoretical perspectives on what they believe are the most important and useful psychological principles of which teacher ought to be aware.

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    £18.00
  3. Managing Teacher Workload: A Whole-School Approach to Finding the Balance

    Managing Teacher Workload: A Whole-School Approach to Finding the Balance

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    It is acknowledged that the quality of teaching is the critical factor in raising standards of learning. And yet teachers' workload has rocketed in recent years, leaving morale for many at rock-bottom.

    Recent DfE analysis shows that primary teachers work around 60 hours a week and school leaders even longer. This is not sustainable. Teachers need an end to excessive working hours.

    Edited by Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary at leading teaching union ATL, Managing Teacher Workload brings together leading educationalists to discuss real, practical ways to solve the biggest problem in the profession.

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  4. Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels can create great schools

    Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels can create great schools

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    Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels can create great schools improves the educational outcomes for children by empowering educational leaders in national, regional and local contexts to examine, refine and develop their management skills.

    Andy takes in-depth and diagnostic approach, encouraging leaders at all levels in schools to think about their own personal qualities; their specific situation; their own leadership actions; and their own overall leadership approach.

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  5. MYP – New Directions

    MYP – New Directions

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    This edited collection will provide support for all those involved in the current period of preparation for implementation of the new IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). Learn More
    £15.00
  6. High Challenge, Low Threat: Finding the balance

    High Challenge, Low Threat: Finding the balance

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    High Challenge, Low Threat is Mary Myatt’s smart and thoughtful exploration of all the things that wise leaders do.

    Informed through thousands of conversations over a 20-year career in education, Mary shows the lessons that school management teams can learn from leaders in a wide range of other sectors and points to the conditions which these leaders create to allow colleagues to engage with difficult issues enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.

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  7. Hacking the Curriculum: How Digital Skills Can Save Us from the Robots

    Hacking the Curriculum: How Digital Skills Can Save Us from the Robots

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    Ian Livingstone is the Godfather of the British gaming industry. In Hacking the Curriculum, he and Shahneila Saeed explain the critical importance of coding and computing in modern schools - and offer teachers and school leaders real practical guidance on how to improve their current provision to a generation of youngsters for whom digital skills are critical.

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  8. Powerful Schools: How schools can be drivers of social and global mobility

    Powerful Schools: How schools can be drivers of social and global mobility

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    Powerful Schools is a blueprint, showing how each and every school can grow abundantly rich in opportunities for individuals to develop the skills to become more socially and globally mobile, actively supported by numerous people and organisations who are consciously working to engage them in making the most of these opportunities.

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    £15.00
  9. The Art of Standing Out: Transforming your school to greatness... and beyond

    The Art of Standing Out: Transforming your school to greatness... and beyond

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    The Art of Standing Out is the culmination of 18 years of experience as a Head for Andrew Morrish, who has a proven and unblemished record for transforming challenging schools - a record that few other Heads can match.

    Andrew has already led two schools from special measures to an outstanding Ofsted inspection. He is aiming for a hat-trick, having taken leadership of a third school in special measures just four terms ago.

    Blending personal insight with tried-and-tested strategies, The Art of Standing Out is a powerful blueprint for all ambitious Heads, senior leadership teams and governing bodies, demonstrating how schools can be led from the brink of closure to world-class centres of learning.

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  10. Self-Improving Schools: The journey to excellence

    Self-Improving Schools: The journey to excellence

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    The English schools’ system is at a crossroads. This landmark collection of essays brings together some of the country’s leading education thinkers and practitioners. Their polemic is intended to help teachers, school leaders, governors and policy makers think deeply about future directions.

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    £12.99
  11. IB World Schools Yearbook 2016

    IB World Schools Yearbook 2016

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    There are currently more than 4200 IB World Schools and this number is growing annually. The IB World Schools Yearbook is the official guide to schools authorised to offer the four International Baccalaureate programmes; the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). Learn More
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  12. Teaching for Motivation

    Teaching for Motivation

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    The Invisible Curriculum series gives teachers the secret ingredients that can fully unlock a child's learning potential. In Teaching for Motivation, Andrew Hammond proves that identifying a child's motivational needs and wants is key to powerful learning. Learn More
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  13. Teacher self-supervision: Why teacher evaluation has failed and what we can do about it

    Teacher self-supervision: Why teacher evaluation has failed and what we can do about it

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    Does the traditional teacher evaluation system improve student learning? Has it failed?

    Ask 1000 teachers how many of them are becoming more professional, effective or fulfilled through the use of the present system and probably only a few will say “yes”. We have a failed system and we need to change it.

    Over the last 30 years, Bill Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell have worked with a large number of teachers and school leaders in over 50 countries worldwide. In this book they propose a simple (but not simplistic), coherent, common sense alternative that has its roots in what they know about student and adult learning.

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  14. Success Internationally: The important dispositions you'll need for thriving abroad

    Success Internationally: The important dispositions you'll need for thriving abroad

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    What are the dispositions of people who work successfully in an international milieu? This guiding question serves to unify the themes of the book, and each chapter hearkens to it. Sub-questions include "how can these dispositions be taught and assessed, both to youth and to adults?"

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  15. Whose History? Essays in Perception

    Whose History? Essays in Perception

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    Today, more than ever, students and teachers should be better able to address questions of perspective with more original sources at their fingertips. Whose History? raises and addresses important questions about how history is perceived, not only through aspects of historiography but by teachers deciding how and what to teach in this modern world. Learn More
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  16. Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

    Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

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    How can our education system be made fit for purpose in a rapidly changing world, where the norms are no longer capable of delivering the goods to the new generation? David Boddy argues that real change can take place when teachers and parents work together to create schools and homes of warm-heartedness.

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  17. A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

    A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

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    Rooted firmly in practical experience, this book supports the reader in understanding what excellent early years practice should look like and how staff in all settings can establish it.

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  18. The Gap-Year Guidebook 2017

    The Gap-Year Guidebook 2017

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    For more than 20 years, the gap-year guidebook has provided up-to-date, unbiased and essential advice for those considering a gap-year, year out or career break. The guidebook is divided into informative chapters and is the must-have reference book for anyone considering volunteering, working or studying at home or abroad, learning a new skill and much, much more. Learn More
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  19. Some Schools

    Some Schools

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    CJ (Jonty) Driver has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in education in the UK and overseas, including three headships. In this poignant memoir, he provides a compelling insight into school life, with wisdom gained from a lifetime of learning.

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  20. The Thirty Years War: My life reporting on education

    The Thirty Years War: My life reporting on education

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    In The Thirty Years War, Richard Garner retraces the steps of his career, examining the policies, personalities, success stories and outright failures of the UK education scene from the 1980s to the present day. Richard gives his verdict on the 16 Education Secretaries he has seen come and go, and offers an insider's view of the major issues and events of his time in office, ranging from the fight to abolish corporal punishment to the rise of the academy movement, and now the Government's move to open new grammar schools

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  21. The School Leadership Journey

    The School Leadership Journey

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    In this outstanding book, John reveals all that he has learned about teaching and leadership over a stellar 40-year career, interweaved with a series of enlightening stories about government education policy over the last 20 years and the way in which successful schools have navigated the changing policy landscape.

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  22. Horses and Humans

    Horses and Humans

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    Lucy Sewill has photographed some of our most familiar and well loved faces and become known for her particular style of one-on-one personal portraiture. Her work has hung in the National Portrait Gallery and on other prestigious walls.

    In this remarkable new collection of her work, Lucy turns her lens to the animals that she has loved her whole life, revealing the amazing bond that they have with their owners and handlers.

    A project that takes her across Britain, to Ireland, the United States and North Africa, Lucy strips away physical and mental clutter to take a series of intimate portraits that give the reader a glimpse of what goes on in the minds of these magnificent creatures.

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  23. Liminal Leadership: Building bridges across the chaos... because we're standing on the edge

    Liminal Leadership: Building bridges across the chaos... because we're standing on the edge

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    Stephen Tierney has spent thirty years working in schools, twenty nine of those in different leadership positions. In Liminal Leadership, he suggests that the education system is currently at a threshold; and it may be one in which the teaching profession is diminished or augmented.
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  24. The New Middle Leader's Handbook

    The New Middle Leader's Handbook

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    'The New Middle Leader's Handbook' is the definitive go-to guide for all educators looking to take the leap into middle leadership, those wanting to become better middle leaders, or senior leaders seeking an authoritative manual for their school's middle leadership.

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    £18.00
  25. Playing with fire: Embracing risk and danger in schools

    Playing with fire: Embracing risk and danger in schools

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    An empowering book that shows teachers and leaders how to embrace a culture of risk-taking and danger in their schools - by a Headmaster who walks the walk.

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    £14.00