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  1. Primary Computing in Action

    Primary Computing in Action

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    Presenting practical ideas that support teachers and trainees with the planning, implementation and assessment of the 2014 Primary Computing Curriculum.

    It covers all aspects of the 2014 primary curriculum, including computer science, digital literacy and information technology, and includes both plugged and unplugged activities.

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    £14.99
  2. An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

    An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

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    "This is a book for every school in England..." Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium, 2013-2015

    Fully updated with the 2015 policy updates from the Department for Education and published in partnership with the National Education Trust, this book provides essential information and advice to help schools make best use of the Pupil Premium grant and improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

    The author is a recognised national expert on the Pupil Premium. He has visited more than 200 schools and has spoken with over 1000 school leaders and here he shares examples of innovation and excellence in their use of the additional funding. Featuring a foreword by Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium Champion.

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    £10.00
  3. 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
  4. 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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    £15.00
  5. Hacking the Curriculum: Creative Computing and the Power of Play

    Hacking the Curriculum: Creative Computing and the Power of Play

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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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    £14.00
  6. 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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    £12.00
  7. 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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    £15.00
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. The Slightly Awesome Teacher

    The Slightly Awesome Teacher

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    Most books on teaching ask teachers to be inspirational, to operate at 100 miles an hour with creativity oozing out of every pore. Dominic Salles says that's unsustainable. But you can get brilliant results using some simple practices taken from the myriad of educational research on classroom practices.

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    £16.00
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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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    £15.00
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way

    Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: The Michaela Way

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    At Michaela, teachers think differently, overturning many of the ideas that have become orthodoxy in English schools. In this book, over 20 Michaela teachers explore controversial ideas that improve the lives of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Michaela is blazing a trail in education, defying many of the received notions about what works best in schools.

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  17. 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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    £12.00
  18. 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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  19. Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maths Workbook for Common Entrance

    Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maths Workbook for Common Entrance

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    I thoroughly recommend this clear and engaging workbook. Barbara Langford has written an excellent workbook which will give all pupils a secure foundation for the maths skills required for Common Entrance. The text is clear, engaging and the maths is spot on. This book is a first-rate resource for teachers to use within the classroom or for parents at home. --Andy Colpus, Headmaster at St Joseph s College, Reading

    About the Author

    Barbara Langford is Director of Studies and Head of Maths at Westbourne House.

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    £12.00
  20. The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take

    The Ten Step Guide to Acing Every Exam You Ever Take

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    In this book, straight A student, Cambridge graduate, experienced teacher and former A Level examiner Lucy Parsons gives you a complete formula for getting the top grades every time. Starting with unlocking your motivation and fixing your exams mindset, she guides you through a practical system that will reduce the overwhelm, banish procrastination, give your life balance and empower you to work towards your exams in a methodical and low-stress way.

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    £12.00
  21. 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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    £15.00
  22. 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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    £14.00
  23. Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

    Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

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    If we are to improve educational outcomes for all, one of the things we need to do is move away from the notion of ‘labelling’ children and their families. Rather, we need to focus on the needs of such pupils, never forgetting their greatest need is relentlessly high expectations and great teaching.

    As fragmentation of LAs continues, the need for authoritative, evidence based guidance and signposting has grown. This collection of contributions from some of the UK’s leading educationalists does not provide an exhaustive list of all the challenges that might arise, but it has a good go. Learn More

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  24. Empowering Learning: The Importance of Being Experiential

    Empowering Learning: The Importance of Being Experiential

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    Experience - it is our first teacher in life, our early warning system, and our guide to world discovery. Experience connects the inner self to the outer world. It shapes our thoughts, informs our attitudes, motivates our actions. It is the most common mode of learning for all of humanity. Yet, hidden in plain sight, experiential learning is largely taken for granted by educators and researchers. We assume that experience is largely educational. We simply 'learn by doing' - don't we? There is a world of difference between 'doing' and 'doing intelligently'. By understanding how experience acts as a mechanism to inspire and scaffold memorable learning, we stand to gain greater control over this most powerful and universal force in human development. Learning, empowered by experience, is life-changing for learners; experience, purposefully harnessed, is transformational for schools. Learn More
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  25. The Mr Salles Guide to 100% in AQA English Language Exam

    The Mr Salles Guide to 100% in AQA English Language Exam

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    This guide takes you through Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the new AQA GCSE English Language Exam. Mr Salles teaches you how to aim for the top level 8 and 9 grades. In fact he shows you how to get 100% and beyond. The guide will also show you how to become a brilliant writer, so that you will be able to enjoy writing for life. It is full of advice no other guide will give you, because Mr Salles has sat the exams to find out what the exam boards and other guides don't tell you. Lots of marks don't depend on being good at English, but understanding the strange rules of the exams. The questions often try to trick you, and Mr Salles shows you how to overcome this.

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    £6.99
  26. Much Promise: Successful schools in England

    Much Promise: Successful schools in England

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    For many years Barnaby Lenon was the headmaster of Harrow. On his retirement he helped set up a state school in east London, widely regarded as one of the most successful free schools. In 2016 he went on a tour of schools in England that achieve outstanding results, in many cases with disadvantaged pupils.

    In Much Promise, he describes how they do it, set in the context of the latest research into school and teacher performance. He evaluates the school system in England and the effectiveness of recent reforms; he looks at how parents and governors achieve results and puts the spotlight on the school curriculum, exam systems and social mobility.

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    £15.00
  27. Perspectives on Assessment and Evaluation in International Education

    Perspectives on Assessment and Evaluation in International Education

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    Experts in international education share their perspectives on assessment and evaluation methods and techniques in the sector. Learn More
    £12.00
  28. Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels can create great schools - 2ND EDITION! NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED

    Leadership Matters: How leaders at all levels can create great schools - 2ND EDITION! NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED

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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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    £14.00
  29. Supporting Muslim Students: A quick reference guide for teachers, trainers and lecturers

    Supporting Muslim Students: A quick reference guide for teachers, trainers and lecturers

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    The purpose of this guide is to equip teachers, trainers and lecturers with the fundamental knowledge and understanding to provide enhanced affective and cognitive support for their Muslim students - as well as providing all students with an additional reference for seeking clarification on issues of our/their time. Learn More
    £10.00
  30. Taking Control: How to prepare for inspection

    Taking Control: How to prepare for inspection

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    Ofsted don't allow their inspectors to offer advice to schools. But as a former inspector, Paul Garvey is able to use his experience to help headteachers prepare for inspections in order to help every school gain the grade it feels it deserves. Learn More
    £14.00
  31. Leadership Matters: The Journal

    Leadership Matters: The Journal

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    This Journal, a companion publication to Andy Buck's bestselling book Leadership Matters, will support you in your reflections, so that you can identify what is most useful for you in the context of your current role and situation. Learn More
    £10.00
  32. Taking the IB CP Forward

    Taking the IB CP Forward

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    This edited collection provides ideas and support for those involved in implementing the CP, or planning to introduce it in the future. The chapters are written by practitioners, some of whom have been involved with the CP from its earliest days, who provide forthright accounts of the significant rewards the introduction of the CP has brought to their students.

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    £15.00
  33. What Does This Look Like In The Classroom? Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice

    What Does This Look Like In The Classroom? Bridging The Gap Between Research And Practice

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    Use discount code 2FOR28 to order What Does This Look Like In the Classroom? and Tom Sherrington's superb The Learning Rainforest together. Enter code on SHOPPING CART page for discount to apply. Save £6!

    In this thorough, enlightening and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching. The result is a fascinating manual that will benefit every single teacher in every single school, in all four corners of the globe.

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    £18.00
  34. Born to Fail? Social Mobility, A Working Class View

    Born to Fail? Social Mobility, A Working Class View

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    Sonia Blandford, CEO of award-winning charity Achievement for All, writes brilliantly and honestly about the facing up to the realities of the working class and how to address social mobility from the inside. Learn More
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  35. Educating Drew: The real story of Harrop Fold School

    Educating Drew: The real story of Harrop Fold School

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    Telling the remarkable story of Harrop Fold School in Salford, from their unprecedented GBP2.5m debt to being featured in the BAFTA-award nominated Educating Manchester TV series. Learn More
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  36. The Missing Piece: The essential skills that education forgot

    The Missing Piece: The essential skills that education forgot

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    No-one is better placed than Tom Ravenscroft to write this wake-up call to all those who work with young people, calling for an explicit focus to develop the non-academic skills that will be essential to thrive in the 21st Century Learn More
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  37. Mining For Gold: Stories of Effective Teachers

    Mining For Gold: Stories of Effective Teachers

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    An entertaining story of the many teachers Fergal Roche, chief executive of The Key, has come across in his long career; each one effective in their own special way, despite their hugely different approaches, ordinary people who have produced an extraordinary impact.

    If you are currently a teacher, were once a teacher, or are thinking about becoming a teacher, this book will be like coming to a party. Or if you hate parties, doing something you really love. The message, in a beautifully light and accessible tone, is that teaching is the most exciting and significant job in the world, hugely complex and exhausting, yes, but a role that needs to be mastered over decades of practice.

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    £14.00
  38. The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

    The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms

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    Use discount code 2FOR28 to order What Does This Look Like In the Classroom? and Tom Sherrington's superb The Learning Rainforest together. Enter code on SHOPPING CART page for discount to apply. Save £6!

    The Learning Rainforest is an attempt to capture various different elements of our understanding and experience of teaching. It is a celebration of great teaching - the joy of it and the intellectual and personal rewards that teaching brings.

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    £16.00
  39. Successful Difficult Conversations: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

    Successful Difficult Conversations: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success

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    Holding difficult conversations well is the key to successful leadership and management in schools - this easily read book will be invaluable to both experienced and new leaders.

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    £14.00
  40. Empowering Generation Z: How and why leadership opportunities can inspire your students

    Empowering Generation Z: How and why leadership opportunities can inspire your students

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    Dan Roberts, Headteacher of Devonport High School for Boys in Plymouth, believes it is crucial to empower young people to take control of their future.By building the right culture and environment, educators can help ensure that children can truly flourish and develop into adults that wish to have a positive impact on their local, national and international communities.

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    £14.00
  41. How I Wish I'd Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts and 12 years of mistakes

    How I Wish I'd Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts and 12 years of mistakes

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    Craig Barton is one of the UK's most respected teachers of mathematics. In his remarkable new book, he explains how he has delved into the world of academic research and emerged with a range of simple, practical, effective strategies that anyone can employ to save time and energy and have a positive impact on the long-term learning and enjoyment of students.

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    £19.00
  42. Stopping Bad Things Happening to Good Schools and Good School Leaders

    Stopping Bad Things Happening to Good Schools and Good School Leaders

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    Stopping Bad Things Happening to Good Schools and Good School Leaders focuses on what schools can do to prevent and protect themselves from shock-to-the-system and school-harming events.

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    £14.00