Upcoming titles

A list of all our forthcoming titles. All can be pre-ordered and will be delivered upon publication.
  1. Preventing and Countering Extremism and Terrorist Recruitment

    Preventing and Countering Extremism and Terrorist Recruitment

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    Hanif Qadir is recognised as one of the world’s leading specialists in positively transforming violent extremists. He is actively involved in advising and assisting senior policy makers around the globe in reforming key aspects of the Preventing Violent Extremism agenda.

    This is an essential book for all those who work with young people in whatever context, and for all those institutions that have a statutory duty to prevent people from being drawn in to extremism and terrorism.

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    £24.00
  2. The Power of Character: Lessons from the frontline

    The Power of Character: Lessons from the frontline

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    In this personal, thought-provoking and timely book, Dr Andrew Reay offers a clarion call to parents, educators and business leaders who are seeking to unlock the true potential of our next generation - their character - and ensure they really do flourish as human beings. Learn More
    £15.00
  3. 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
  4. Taught, Not Caught: Educating for 21st Century Character

    Taught, Not Caught: Educating for 21st Century Character

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    PUBLISHED: SEP 2017

    As Education Secretary from 2014-16, Nicky Morgan had a job she describes as 'one of the best in the UK Cabinet'. Here, she reveals why she believes that building characterful children has a positive impact on academic attainment.

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    £12.00
  5. 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
    £14.00
  6. 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
    £15.00
  7. 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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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The Great Exception: Why teaching is a profession like no other

    The Great Exception: Why teaching is a profession like no other

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    In the past three decades, teaching has seen more change than it had in the previous hundred years. Gone is the ill-defined transmission of academia and in its place now stands a clear, focused and productive system for equipping young people with ... bits of paper. Is this system any better than its predecessor in developing the people that we are told society needs in the 21st century?

    Ian Stock, an experienced and practising teacher for more than 30 years, argues that it is worse. We are now turning out many compliant workplace drones instead of the dynamic, high-aiming innovators that a post-industrial society truly needs. Learn More

    £15.00
  12. It's Doing My Head In: Leading complex organisations with a Palaeolithic brain

    It's Doing My Head In: Leading complex organisations with a Palaeolithic brain

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    Max Coates' erudite but immensely readable book on leadership is unlike any other. Max, with humanity, explores the destructive nature of stress and shows us how failure to understand its genesis will wreak havoc on the life of a leader - both professionally and personally.

    This is a personal take on leadership; yet it is also packed with masses of scholarly references to prompt further reading and research for the curious reader. Anyone who leads, or who aspires to lead, will gain a huge amount from what amounts to a lifetime's wisdom, reflection and advice compressed into this one book.

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    £14.00
  13. Slow Teaching: On finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom

    Slow Teaching: On finding calm, clarity and impact in the classroom

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    Slow Teaching is a thoughtful exploration of how slowing down in all aspects of education can lead to improved student outcomes. It evaluates how this slow pedagogy will result in improved feedback, more nuanced and skilled classroom management and relationships, meaningful classroom dialogue, retention of knowledge and school leadership with attention to detail.

    It explores how to slowly deepen the craft of teaching to grow expert practitioners who are committed to mastering their practice. It also reflects on strategies that will enable teachers to feel calm, confident and organised in a profession that can often appear relentless. Learn More

    £15.00
  14. Great Aspirations

    Great Aspirations

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    Great Aspirations is more than a series of case studies from Outstanding schools; it is a collection of stories of what can be achieved when school leaders believe in achieving the exceptional. It is the latest in a collection of case studies emanating from the Going For Great programme, run by the London Leadership Strategy.

    Going for Great supports outstanding schools to learn from each other and in turn support the schools around them. Now in its 9th year, Going for Great has supported 130 schools. Each year, a new cohort contributes a book of case studies documenting innovative, inspiring initiatives in their schools. This book is the 8th in that series. Learn More

    £16.00
  15. The Inner Curriculum: How to nourish Wellbeing, Resilience & Self-leadership

    The Inner Curriculum: How to nourish Wellbeing, Resilience & Self-leadership

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    The authors have been mindful to create this guide as one that gives the reader both an understanding of the transformational theoretical ideas underpinning it and a range of practical exercises that will support its implementation. In the first theoretical part of this guide the authors give the reader an overview of Values-based Education (VbE): the Inner Curriculum (IC) and their relationship with each other. Part B explores how to implement the Inner Curriculum (IC). Learn More
    £14.00
  16. An Educator's Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

    An Educator's Guide to Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

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    A brilliant and practical collection of essays by educators, psychologists and counsellors, highlighting the critical importance of mental health and wellbeing of students in our schools. Learn More
    £15.00
  17. Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

    Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

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    In this highly accessible book James and Dianne Murphy combine more than 50 years of experience to provide teachers with a thorough, easy to use introduction to the extensive research on reading and its effects on student achievement. Drawing on the work of experts from around the world, the authors explore how we learn to read, how the many myths and misconceptions around reading developed, and why they continue to persist. Learn More
    £15.00
  18. Other People's Children: What happens to those in the bottom 50% academically?

    Other People's Children: What happens to those in the bottom 50% academically?

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    In 2017 Barnaby Lenon, previously the head master of Harrow School, wrote a best-selling book about high-achieving state schools in England (Much Promise). Later that year he went on a tour of Further Education colleges and started to research the fortunes of those who do less well at school. In Other People's Children he writes about the state of vocational education in England and the implications of his findings for a post-Brexit economy. Learn More
    £15.00
  19. Success is a Journey

    Success is a Journey

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    Roy Blatchford is one of the UK's most respected educationists. 'Success is a Journey' is a beautifully written collection of his recent essays about the education landscape, reflecting Roy's very high regard for teaching and schools. Learn More
    £12.00
  20. Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School

    Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School

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    A selection of essays from leading educationalists and school leaders with a track record of improving outcomes for children and young people with additional needs, highlighting the significant role that school leaders play in shaping effective practice in SEND. Learn More
    £15.00
  21. The School Business Manager's Handbook

    The School Business Manager's Handbook

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    This book, published in partnership with ASCL, brings together guidance, advice and tips from school business leaders across the sector. Demonstrating the importance of being an outward facing leader, who knows their value and can clearly communicate their impact. Learn More
    £18.00
  22. Lessons Learned: A life in education

    Lessons Learned: A life in education

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    AVAILABLE FROM MAY 17 2018

    Drawing on 38 years of experience, Brian Lightman's perceptive and thoughtful book is a reflective account of his career, looking at the development of the education system both from his perspective as a teacher and school leader and, more recently, as one involved in national policy.

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    £16.00
  23. The Best For My Child: Did the schools market deliver?

    The Best For My Child: Did the schools market deliver?

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    Parent choice, diversity of school provision and the idea of a quasi-market in schools have dominated education policy for the last thirty years since the passage of the 1988 Great Education Reform Act. But has the market worked in the way that was intended? Are schools better? Do we have a fairer school system? Do parents really have choice?

    Author and journalist Fiona Millar looks at why these policies have proved so seductive to a generation of politicians and seeks to uncover whether we really are are doing 'the best for all our children'. If we are not, what could and should future reform look like? Learn More

    £14.00
  24. Wholesome Leadership: The Heart, Head, Hands & Health of School Leaders

    Wholesome Leadership: The Heart, Head, Hands & Health of School Leaders

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    PUBLICATION: MAY 2018

    Spanning the comprehensive perspective of self, school and system, this tour-de-force is both well-informed and uplifting whilst at the same time being full of practical advice and guidance, rooted in the author’s front-line role leading a school.

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    £16.00
  25. Thinking the Unthinkable: A new imperative for leadership in the digital age

    Thinking the Unthinkable: A new imperative for leadership in the digital age

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    Through hundreds of interviews and conversations, Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon have analysed the deep new challenges to the human capacity of leaders at the highest keels to accept, understand, embrace then handle the extraordinary processes of change and disruption. This essential book draws on the candid responses. The findings will be disconcerting to leaders at all levels.

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    £15.00
  26. The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

    The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

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    Increasingly, across the system, people are talking about knowledge and curriculum. In this timely new book, Mary Myatt is at her brilliant best as she passionately argues that the solutions to overcoming achievement barriers lie in understanding the curriculum and in what children are meant to know. Learn More
    £15.00
  27. Sustaining Resilience for Leadership: Stories from Education

    Sustaining Resilience for Leadership: Stories from Education

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    Julia Steward draws on research findings and on her work as a leadership development coach and facilitator. Reflections on her own experience as a leader illustrate how unconscious habits of thinking and behaviour can hijack our leadership development in any profession. Practical exercises address the question: what can I do about this if it applies to me? Learn More
    £14.00
  28. Leadership Matters: The Journal 2.0

    Leadership Matters: The Journal 2.0

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    This Journal, an updated companion publication to Andy Buck's bestselling book Leadership Matters 3.0, 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