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  1. Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    Stop Talking About Wellbeing: A pragmatic approach to teacher workload

    As statistical figures of teachers leaving the profession reaches an alarming level, and teachers' mental health becomes a fundamental concern, wellbeing has been pushed to the top of the national agenda in a bid for schools to consider how to look after their staff.

    However, wellbeing has become a tokenistic feature within the education sector, as staff participate in compulsory wellbeing-linked activities that have very little impact on their workload or their ability to do what they came into the profession to do: teach young people. With this book, Kat aims to flip the narrative on wellbeing completely.

    In a critical consideration of research both in and outside of education, Kat explores the key factors of a teacher's role within school, outlining a series of tools that teachers can use to take ownership of their workload, and achieve wellbeing through purposeful job fulfilment. Interviewing experts in the educational sector, Kat provides practical strategies for teachers in a bid to drive instrumental change to workload within schools at a grassroots level, but additionally, a range of case studies for teachers to use to challenge the norm so that we can create a profession built to last.

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    £15.00
  2. Education Exposed: Leading a school in a time of uncertainty

    Education Exposed: Leading a school in a time of uncertainty

    The ultimate guide to understanding how a school can be led, managed and run, written by an author with extensive experience, and drawing heavily on research around knowledge-based curricula. Learn More
    £10.00
  3. Flipping Schools

    Flipping Schools

    Flipping Schools: Why it's time to turn your school and community inside out

    This brilliant book, focused on the education of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, offers a radical critique of traditional approaches to school improvement. The text argues for a movement away from the focus on social mobility to placing equity at the heart of school leadership. It suggests moving from improvement to social justice through a re-examination of the school's role in relation to its communities. The book is evidence-based and combines a focus on moral leadership with strategies to turn principle into practice.

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    £15.00
  4. Be More Toddler

    Be More Toddler

    PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2019: PREORDER NOW

     

    The narrative around leadership needs to change. After reading scores of leadership books in an attempt to find a voice which resonated, Emma Turner realised that the bulk of leadership advice out there did not take into account balancing parenting with working in a leadership post. Inspired by the smallest of research subjects, Emma shares a practical, humorous and unique perspective on leadership by looking at it through the eyes of toddlers, illustrating real examples of what works, as well as reassurance that leadership is extremely do-able for many of us. This refreshing insight into leadership thinking and strategies aims to demystify leadership behaviour, encouraging us all to take the leap and ‘Be More Toddler’.

     

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    ‘I salute her bravery, her honesty, her extraordinary ability to strip down complexity in order to uncover deep and wonderful insights into leadership, life and learning.’ – Richard Gerver

    'Emma manages to combine an incredibly engaging and entertaining style with important and practical messages, both for the profession and for the individuals within it. I wish I had been able to read it at a point when I turned my back on school leadership as the challenges of parenthood and the messy juggling this brings with it seemed too big a barrier.' – Professor Samantha Twiselton OBE

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    £12.00
  5. A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods

    A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods

    A Compendium of Mathematical Methods brings together over one hundred different approaches from classrooms all over the world, giving curious mathematicians the opportunity to explore fascinating methods that they've never before encountered. Learn More
    £18.00
  6. Reframing education: Radically rethinking perspectives on education in the light of research

    Reframing education: Radically rethinking perspectives on education in the light of research

    Mike Murray's excellent new book attacks the narrow high stakes accountability and marketized vision which has distorted our education system, the fragmentation of education thinking into warring camps and silos and offers a radical optimistic vision of how we can emerge from the current impasse. Learn More
    £15.00
  7. Connect The Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the Classroom

    Connect The Dots: The Collective Power of Relationships, Memory and Mindset in the Classroom

    Connect The Dots lays out the research worth knowing and applies that research to ready-to-use teaching tools for real classrooms. Including detailed guides to support leadership in creating personalised professional learning sessions to turnkey these concepts to school staff.

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    £16.00
  8. Building Belonging

    Building Belonging

    With a robust evidence base, Building Belonging provides all the tools you need to help you get unstuck when it comes to school improvement, offering a North Star by which you can navigate your ship in times of turbulence to prevent the risk of faltering on the rocks. Introducing the emotional wellbeing school improvement framework, this book is suitable for individual classroom practitioners, leaders and governors at all levels. It is a practical, comprehensive guide on moving from unconscious to conscious competence by creating a climate and culture that drives school improvement and improves outcomes, while still protecting the emotional wellbeing of children and staff in a way that’s proven to make a difference. Learn More
    £14.00
  9. Leaders With Substance: An Antidote to Leadership Genericism in Schools

    Leaders With Substance: An Antidote to Leadership Genericism in Schools

    PUBLICATION: OCTOBER 2019. 

    Leaders With Substance is not a handbook. It sets out to change the way we think of leadership and school improvement. It is both a critique, a manifesto, and a call to arms.

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    £15.00
  10. Retrieval Practice

    Retrieval Practice

    Retrieval Practice: Research and Resources for every classroom is a very practical book written by a teacher in the classroom for teachers and leaders in schools. This book combines educational research with examples of how retrieval practice can work inside and outside of the classroom.

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    £10.00
  11. The Learning Rainforest Fieldbook: 30 case studies from the UK and around the world

    The Learning Rainforest Fieldbook: 30 case studies from the UK and around the world

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    In this follow-up book to The Learning Rainforest, Tom Sherrington explores how these ideas take shape in the real world of education, referencing the journeys that a range of schools and colleges have been on in recent years.

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    £16.00
  12. Third Culture Teacher

    Third Culture Teacher

    Dr Lucy Bailey presents a concise and coherent guide for those who are interested in pursuing a teaching career internationally. This book covers all the things you should consider as well as the advantages and disadvantages of living and working in an entirely new culture and country that you might face. Learn More
    £12.00
  13. Social Mobility: Chance or Choice

    Social Mobility: Chance or Choice

    Sonia Blandford takes on a bold task in her latest book, positioning the spotlight directly on the challenges we face in this country to increase social mobility for all. Learn More
    £14.00
  14. Perspectives on the IB Diploma Core

    Perspectives on the IB Diploma Core

    This edited collection is intended to provide input into the current review of the IB Diploma Programme. It comprises contributions from experienced authors – researchers and practitioners – who were invited to reflect upon the nature of the Diploma core as it exists at present, to raise issues in relation to the future development of the core, and to share experience in the learning and teaching of the core components across a wide range of schools, in both national and international systems of education. Learn More
    £15.00
  15. In Search Of My Alumni

    In Search Of My Alumni

    In Search Of My Alumni

    In his eye-opening and illuminating debut, Phil Crompton, the former headteacher and CEO of a multi-academy trust, is challenged by two old school friends to question the impression the school system has left on a generation of people. Armed with purpose, Phil embarks on a unique journey that takes him across the country to get himself closer to ‘the truth’ and talk to the general public in cafes in Norwich, offices in Newark, banks in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, shops in Nuneaton and community centres in Neasden where he discovers their experiences and reflects on what we can do to move forward and truly improve. Some were glowing in praise, others less so.

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    £12.00
  16. The researchED Guide to Literacy

    The researchED Guide to Literacy

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2019: ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY ON PUBLICATION

    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  17. Why Teach?

    Why Teach?

    Including chapters such as ‘Why doesn’t my school’s behaviour system work?’; ‘Why are there so many spreadsheets in schools?’; ‘Why won’t my pupils work hard?’; and ‘Why is teaching making me so sick?’ Learn More
    £14.00
  18. What the Academy Taught Us: Improving schools from the bottom-up in a top-down transformation era

    What the Academy Taught Us: Improving schools from the bottom-up in a top-down transformation era

    What the Academy Taught Us offers today's educators a way forward. While largely viewing the difficult work of school improvement through the prism of a single school, it presents abundant recommendations about how schools everywhere can build effective and continuous improvement from the bottom up. Learn More
    £16.00
  19. Teaching for Mastery

    Teaching for Mastery

    In this book, Mark McCourt examines the history of a teaching for mastery approach, from its early beginnings to the modern day when cognitive scientists have been able to bring further evidence to the debate, demonstrating why a model that was first proposed in the 1910s has the incredible impact on both pupil attainment and attitudes to learning that it has had all around the world over many decades.

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    £16.00
  20. The researchED Guide to Education Myths

    The researchED Guide to Education Myths

    BUY THREE COPIES FOR £27 WITH VOUCHER CODE 3for27. ENTER ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE

    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  21. The researchED Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction

    The researchED Guide to Explicit and Direct Instruction

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    researchED is an educator-led organisation with the goal of bridging the gap between research and practice. This accessible and punchy series, overseen by founder Tom Bennett, tackles the most important topics in education, with a range of experienced contributors exploring the latest evidence and research and how it can apply in a variety of classroom settings.

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    £12.00
  22. researchSEND In Ordinary Classrooms

    researchSEND In Ordinary Classrooms

    Michelle Haywood edits a collection of short essays spanning the latest SEND-related research and detailing how practice can be enhanced by that research. Each chapter ends with accessible bullet points on how the research can be integrated into the classroom. Learn More
    £15.00
  23. HONK! When teams come together, organisations fly

    HONK! When teams come together, organisations fly

    OUT JULY 2019: ORDER NOW

    Why read ten books when you can read just one? Drawing on the seminal work of the likes of Steven Covey, Patrick Lencioni, Susan Scott and Daniel Pink, HONK offers a powerful synthesis of everything effective leaders of today need to know.

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    £15.00
  24. The Primary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    The Primary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

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    OUT 22 MAY 2019: ORDER NOW

    At a time of renewed focus on the curriculum, Roy Blatchford has brought together some of the sharpest thinkers in education in a brilliant mixture of both practical and conceptual essays about what makes for a positive primary curriculum.

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    £15.00
  25. The Secondary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    The Secondary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    Out of stock

    AVAILABLE NOW

    At a time of renewed focus on the curriculum, Roy Blatchford has brought together some of the sharpest thinkers in education in a brilliant mixture of both practical and conceptual essays about what makes for a positive secondary curriculum. Perfectly timed to reflect the new Ofsted framework, the contributions reflect a range of thinking, planning and delivery, as schools do it now and will for the future. Learn More
    £15.00
  26. Learning with Leonardo: Unfinished Perfection

    Learning with Leonardo: Unfinished Perfection

    What are the seven key concepts that drove Da Vinci's inventive thinking and how can we still use them to improve our own creativity, 500 years after his death? In pursuit of the unified learning principles that sit at the heart of his work, Ian Warwick and Ray Speakman brilliantly explore the approaches that we need to take to make our own learning more original and thoughtful. Learn More
    £16.00
  27. The Compassionate Teacher

    The Compassionate Teacher

    It's time we reclaimed our mental health, for the sake of everyone in education. This book is the start. Learn More
    £14.00
  28. How To Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty

    How To Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty

    A practical guide to pedagogy in the English classroom, supporting the teaching abstract, classic and challenging texts and concepts. Learn More
    £16.00
  29. Dual Coding With Teachers

    Dual Coding With Teachers

    As part of the discovery of cognitive science, teachers are waking up to the powers of dual coding — combining words with visuals in your teaching. This groundbreaking book is the first to bridge the huge gap between what we know about dual coding and the skills needed to practice it effectively in the classroom.

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    £16.00
  30. Pursuing Greatness

    Pursuing Greatness

    Pursuing Greatness is the latest in a collection of case studies emanating from the Going for Great programme, run by The London Leadership Strategy. Learn More
    £16.00
  31. The LEADERSHIP Factor: The seven characteristics of exceptional leaders

    The LEADERSHIP Factor: The seven characteristics of exceptional leaders

    Every successful CEO, world-beating sports captain and inspirational teacher exhibits the same characteristics: the 7Cs that together create the Leadership `it' Factor - curiosity, change-ability, charisma, connection, confidence, collaboration and courage. Learn More
    £15.00
  32. Rosenshine's Principles in Action

    Rosenshine's Principles in Action

    AVAILABLE NOW: EMAIL AS@JOHNCATT.COM FOR DISCOUNTS ON BULK ORDERS

    In this concise new guide, Rosenshine fan Tom Sherrington amplifies and augments the principles and further demonstrates how they can be put into practice in everyday classrooms.

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    £10.00
  33. The Thinking School

    The Thinking School

    In this book, headteacher and professional learning expert Dr Kulvarn Atwal presents a model that maximises both formal and informal opportunities for staff development. Through peer learning, modelling, coaching and mentoring, engagement in research and other professional growth activities, the thinking school creates a dynamic collaborative culture that permeates the entire learning community. Learn More
    £14.00
  34. Words that win: How to win the debates that matter

    Words that win: How to win the debates that matter

    Words that Win is an insider's guide for student debaters, debate coaches, campaigners, politicians and business leaders and anyone who has to persuade people on the issues that matter to society. The book covers topics ranging from how to think strategically about a case to delivering speeches confidently in a large room. The final section of the book argues why every educational institution and business should invest in this activity. Learn More
    £16.00
  35. Being the CEO: The six dimensions of organisational leadership

    Being the CEO: The six dimensions of organisational leadership

    The job of a CEO is almost impossible to define. It is the most powerful and influential position in any organisation, yet very little discourse exists that attempts to provide a succinct formula for doing the job, never mind doing it well. In Being the CEO, Michael Pain, the Founder and CEO of Forum Strategy – a national company that focuses on strategy and organisational development consultancy – approaches the subject with delicacy and well-refined insight. This sharp and insightful book sees Michael use his knowledge and work on organisational strategy and development to lay out the six dimensions of the CEO, which reflects the six areas that are key to sustainable growth and success, with a unique look at sustainable organisational improvement and relevant policy and research insights. 'A timely and important contribution to understanding the role of CEO' – Emma Knights OBE Learn More
    £14.00
  36. The Radical Sabbatical: The Millennial Handbook to the Quarter-Life Crisis

    The Radical Sabbatical: The Millennial Handbook to the Quarter-Life Crisis

    OUT 4 JAN 2019, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

    So, you hate your job and your avocado obsession will apparently prevent you from ever owning a home? You are not alone; 72% of millennials want to change career completely. Every Sunday night we dread Monday morning and try to cover it up with Netflix binges and office beanbags. It doesn't have to be that way, and nor should it be.

    If you're feeling trapped in your job, The Radical Sabbatical offers a way to rethink your career and figure out what is right for you.

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    £12.00
  37. Body Clocks: The biology of time for sleep, education and work

    Body Clocks: The biology of time for sleep, education and work

    Our body’s clocks make the difference between happiness and depression, health and illness, and even life and death. The brilliant scientist Paul Kelley and renowned journalist Sian Griffiths make a compelling case for all organisations to allow people to work and study the hours that suit their personal circadian rhythms. That way, they argue, we would all be more productive and a great deal of ill health would be avoided. Learn More
    £16.00
  38. Love to Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom

    Love to Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom

    Love To Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom is an exciting book that combines the latest educational research with examples of what this can look like in the classroom. Filled with research-informed ideas to support all teachers and leaders in both Primary and Secondary this book would be great for NQTs to more experienced teachers and leaders alike. The educational research is presented in a format which is accessible, helpful and informative and will help inform educators about cutting-edge research in practical and applicable ways. The practical resources are easily adaptable and ready to be implemented in any classroom and are grounded in Kate's own classroom practice.

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    £14.00
  39. Toxic Schools: how to avoid them and how to leave them

    Toxic Schools: how to avoid them and how to leave them

    Helen Woodley's critically-important action research is an investigation into the effect of working on a toxic schools on teacher mental health and wellbeing. Five teachers share their experiences of working in toxic schools across a variety of settings. Learn More
    £14.00
  40. How Poems Work: Meanings, techniques and effects in 100 poems from Beowulf to the Iraq War

    How Poems Work: Meanings, techniques and effects in 100 poems from Beowulf to the Iraq War

    Readers of poetry are often told to leave poems alone - to learn them by heart or to enjoy how they sound and leave it at that. This is all very well, except for those readers who have to study poetry at school or university. Or other readers who don't yet enjoy poems because they are daunted by their seemingly impenetrable meanings or inaccessible techniques.

    In this annotated anthology, Robert Gullifer and Matthew Jenkinson demystify poetry while showing that there are many good reasons to pick poems apart. From Beowulf to the Iraq War, a millennium of poetry is presented to give readers a sense of how poems have evolved since we first started writing them down. 

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    £18.00
  41. The Nine Pillars of Great Schools

    The Nine Pillars of Great Schools

    This publication seeks to explore in depth the Nine Pillars of Greatness written by the course leaders of the Going for Great programme. It considers the range of characteristics that define great schooling, from a school's values and ethos, leadership and teaching to its curriculum, approach to professional development, learning community and ongoing self-evaluation. Learn More
    £14.00
  42. Talent Architects: How to make your school a great place to work

    Talent Architects: How to make your school a great place to work

    Mandy Coalter draws on her extensive HR experience in the schools sector and beyond to support you to build a great place to work where everyone can excel in the interests of the children. She provides practical tips and support that will help to improve staff retention, performance and engagement, while tackling topics such as addressing teacher workload, what really motivates and retains staff and the crucial role that leaders play in ensuring great people management in schools.

    Insightful, captivating and authentic, Mandy suggests fresh and practical new ideas and opportunities to strengthen your school and teachers, better equipping them to support their pupils.

    A graduate in Law, a Fellow of the CIPD and a trained Executive Coach (ILM7), Mandy joined United Learning in 2012 where she developed a 5 Year People Strategy. The United Learning HR team won the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ‘HR Team of the Year’ in 2016. HR Magazine listed Mandy in the top 40 ‘HR Most Influential’ in 2017 and she was shortlisted for the HR Excellence Awards ‘HR Director of the Year’ 2018.

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    £12.00
  43. Hairdresser or Footballer? Bridging the gender gap in schools

    Hairdresser or Footballer? Bridging the gender gap in schools

    Teaching is a profession where we are persistently trying to ensure that our children have the best possible future, yet gender is still a huge hurdle in terms of expectations. We are setting children up to fail because society instills certain messages in them that can often stop them from achieving what they desire and as teachers, we aren’t always opposing them. Often, teachers are so removed from this issue that they don’t see it going on in their classroom. This book provides thinking points for teachers and useful strategies for schools to overcome this divide and provide equal opportunities for all children. It’s commonplace to see this divide in newspapers and on social media, it’s something that needs to be addressed. As educators, we need to be at the forefront of this revolution.

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    £14.00
  44. Leadership Matters: The Journal 2.0

    Leadership Matters: The Journal 2.0

    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
  45. Leadership Matters 3.0: How leaders at all levels can create great schools - 3RD EDITION! NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED

    Leadership Matters 3.0: How leaders at all levels can create great schools - 3RD EDITION! NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED

    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
  46. Global Perspectives in Positive Education

    Global Perspectives in Positive Education

    The common goal of the contributing authors in this publication is to engage, learn from and share success in order to energise the positive education movement for the benefit of our young people. This is the greatest contribution we can make to the future of our global society and the wellbeing of its citizens. Learn More
    £16.00
  47. Sustaining Resilience for Leadership: Stories from Education

    Sustaining Resilience for Leadership: Stories from Education

    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
  48. The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

    The Curriculum: Gallimaufry to coherence

    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
  49. Everyone Succeeds: Leadership Matters in action

    Everyone Succeeds: Leadership Matters in action

    Everyone Succeeds is the story of Torquay Academy, where head Steve Margetts has employed the Leadership Matters principles to turn round a failing school into one of the most improved in SW England in just three years. Learn More
    £10.00
  50. Thinking the Unthinkable: A new imperative for leadership in the digital age

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

    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