Professional Development

  1. The Restless School

    The Restless School

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    What is the cocktail of successful schools and their leaders? They are restless. There is a paradox at their core: they are very secure in their systems, values and successes, yet simultaneously seeking to change and improve. These schools look inwards to secure wise development; they look outwards to seize innovation which they can hew to their own ends and, importantly, make a difference to the children and students they serve. That is the restless school.

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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Headstrong: 11 Lessons of School Leadership

    Headstrong: 11 Lessons of School Leadership

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    Headstrong: 11 Lessons of School Leadership draws on Sally's experience of 40 years of working in challenging schools, and a decade of leading some of the toughest schools in London and shows aspiring leaders how to create vibrant centres of learning in our most broken communities.

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  19. A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

    A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

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    This Practical Guide seeks to illuminate the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers, presenting a range of perspectives to bring the text alive for current and future school leaders and for those with the vital responsibilities of proper governance. 

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  20. Teaching for Character

    Teaching for Character

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    Super-charged learning through 'The Invisible Curriculum'. The first book in the Invisible INK series, Teaching for Character offers practical advice to help encourage grit and determination in children – important foundations in any future success in or out of school.

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  21. Teaching for Creativity

    Teaching for Creativity

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    The Invisible Ink Series gives teachers the secret ingredients to unlock the full potential of children's learning abilities. Too often in formal schooling, creativity and curiosity are taught out of children. Teaching for Creativity offers practical advice on how to ensure that this does not happen. Learn More
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  22. Take the lead: Make the difference you want in your school

    Take the lead: Make the difference you want in your school

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    TAKE THE LEAD is a book for school leaders. It taps into their ambitions to ensure every pupil on their register makes progress above national expectations and shares the framework Achievement for All offers which enables them to do that. Packed with ideas and experience from Sonia’s team and the leaders she’s working with.

    Written by Professor Sonia Blandford of award-winning charity Achievement for All.

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  23. Love to teach: Bring out the best in you and your class

    Love to teach: Bring out the best in you and your class

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    LOVE TO TEACH takes a fresh look at the challenges facing teaching staff today and explores how they can meet them in a way that optimises both their sense of wellbeing and job satisfaction and ensures that every pupil in their class makes progress above national expectation.

    Written by Professor Sonia Blandford of award-winning charity Achievement for All.

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  24. Make school better: Have a bigger say in your child’s school day

    Make school better: Have a bigger say in your child’s school day

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    MAKE SCHOOL BETTER looks at the pivotal role all parents and carers can have in their child’s experience of education, and the practical things they can do right now to make sure school’s a better place to be, no matter what individual challenges children face, and ensures that all children makes progress above national expectations.

    Written by Professor Sonia Blandford of the award-winning charity Achievement for All.

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  25. Don’t like Mondays? Make school work for you

    Don’t like Mondays? Make school work for you

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    DON’T LIKE MONDAYS? is a feast of facts, personal stories and practical ideas from children and young people for children and young people. This book aims to enrich the educational experience for those who find school tough, and to empower them to make a change in the classroom that enable them to progress and will benefit everyone else too.

    Written by Professor Sonia Blandford of the award-winning charity Achievement for All.

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