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Leadership Matters 3.0: How leaders at all levels can create great schools - 3RD 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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This book is just one element of a suite of resources designed to help improve the educational outcomes for all children by empowering educational leaders in national, regional and local contexts to examine, refine and develop their leadership skills.

In this revised and updated edition, the author takes an 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.

Developed alongside the book, the Leadership Matters website gives school leaders affordable access to high quality online diagnostic tools, videos and other leadership resources. Everything on the website, including the 40 exclusive videos, is designed around the same 40 topics from the book (known as the LM40), making it really easy for busy school leaders to find what they need.

Featuring a foreword by Alison Peacock, chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching.

About the author

A geography teacher by trade, Andy went on to become a headteacher for thirteen years at two schools in east London. In the last year of headship, his school was judged outstanding in all categories and Andy was designated a National Leader of Education.  In 2009 he become a Director at the National College for School Leadership, leading on the London Challenge programme.  He was subsequently responsible for setting up the government’s flagship Teaching Schools programme before being appointed as Managing Director at United Learning, one of the country’s largest academy groups.

Since 2014, Andy has founded two organisations: Leadership Matters and #honk.  Both aim to improve the educational outcomes for pupils by supporting great leadership development.  Leadership Matters is a web-based membership organisation that offers school leaders access to high quality online development tools and other leadership articles, videos and blogs.  #honk is the organisation through which Andy works directly with educational leaders on executive coaching, team development, training and conference keynotes. His website honk.org.uk also offers hundreds of free-to-download leadership resources.

Andy was invited to become a Fellow of the RSA in 2015.  He is currently the Chair of the Education Committee of the education charity, Ambition School Leadership, which was formed from the merger of Future Leaders and Teaching Leaders.  He is also Honorary Vice President at the Geographical Association and Education Adviser to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Former board membership has included the Teacher Training Agency, the National College for School Leadership, Partnerships for Schools, the Teacher Development Trust and the Teaching Awards.

You can access Andy’s own website at honk.org.uk

Reviews

“Andy’s latest book is a masterpiece, combining the vast expertise and experience he gained as a teacher and school leader with his extensive knowledge of the most useful theory and research into leadership.”
Brian Lightman, former general secretary of ASCL

“A very powerful tool in the hands of school leaders who are determined to do the best for young people.”
Chris Husbands, Vice Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University and former Director of UCL Institute of Education

“This book is an important contribution to the mission we all need to commit to: developing school leaders of the present and the future.”
Emma Knights, Chief Executive, National Governors Association

“‘I cannot think of a more useful book on school leadership. It is full of good sense and practical suggestions, with a strong theoretical underpinning.”
John Dunford, former general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders

“Alive with real examples, this book is – unusually – both an easy-to-apply practical guide and a stimulus for new thinking and fresh possibilities.”
Jon Coles, Chief Executive of United Learning

“Rarely will you see the complexities of leadership and management made this clear and translated into a book this useful. Each school leader and would-be-leader should pick up a copy.”
Alex Quigley, Director of Learning and Research, Huntington School, author of The Confident Teacher

“A must read for school leaders. Comprehensive and packed full of evidence and practical wisdom on the characteristics of successful leaders.”
James Toop, CEO Teaching Leaders

“Typically accessible, with practical advice and some excellent analysis and personal insights it is a useful resource for reading in chunks as and when or in one sitting as you prepare for a new challenge. It made me wince and nod within the same chapters as I recognised my traits, successes and mistakes.”
Professor Toby Salt, CEO, Ormiston Academies Trust

“This is an invaluable resource for school leaders not only in the UK but from further afield – highly recommended.”
Susan Douglas, Senior Adviser, Schools, British Council and CEO, Eden Academy

“Andy Buck has created an easy-to-read yet immensely powerful guide for every school leader, a book filled with wisdom, humour and practical guidance. He manages to reach a perfect balance: a mix of inspiration with occasional uncomfortable truths to confront. This is a must-read.”
David Weston, Chief Executive, The Teacher Development Trust

“A clear and compelling argument that collaboration within our schools and across schools fosters strategic thinking and healthy reflection.”
Jill Berry, Leadership Consultant, authors

Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Topic 1: Leadership Matters overview
Topic 2: Discretionary effort
Topic 3: Effective leadership development

Topic 4: Leadership Matters resources
Section A – Personal qualities
Topic 5: Emotional intelligence
Topic 6: Self-awareness and pre-disposition
Topic 7: Courage and resilience
Topic 8: Humility
Section B – Your situation
Topic 9: Context
Topic 10: Monitoring and data
Topic 11: Performance and pre-dispositions
Topic 12: Performance, behaviours and values
Section C – Leadership actions
Set the strategic direction
Topic 13: Vision, values and strategy 
Topic 14: Leading for maximum impact 
Topic 15: Pupil self-belief and motivation
Topic 16: Decision-making

Create alignment
Topic 17: Clarity
Topic 18: Influencing others
Topic 19: Managing up
Topic 20: Inspection and review
Build and sustain relationships
Topic 21: Transparency and trust
Topic 22: Little things matter
Topic 23: Managing conflict
Topic 24: External partnerships
Create teams
Topic 25: Teams and teamwork
Topic 26: Delegation
Topic 27: Team meetings
Topic 28: 1:1 meetings
Deliver results and get things done
Topic 29: Consistency
Topic 30: Incremental coaching
Topic 31: Appraisal meetings
Topic 32: Difficult conversations
Plan and organise
Topic 33: Prioritisation
Topic 34: Managing change
Topic 35: Checklists
Topic 36: Personal organisation
Section D – Leadership approach
Topic 37: Leadership styles
Topic 38: Ask first
Topic 39: Coaching approach
Topic 40: GROWTH coaching
Final thoughts
Key references

Additional Information

Author Andy Buck
ISBN 9781911382881
No of pages 284
Format Paperback
Publication Date 25 Jun 2018

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