Heads of Department

Heads of Department

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Essays in leadership for changing times


Sixteen members of HMC and GSA schools and other organisations with experience of running academic departments in schools provide invaluable advice about leading by example; monitoring the effectiveness of the department's work; leading and managing your staff; leading from the middle; the limits of autonomy; curriculum and qualifications; the HoD's role in teacher recruitment and retention; induction and training issues for new teachers; heads of science; the learning styles phenomenon: reality or hoax? ICT across the curriculum; meetings; inspection issues in the age of ISI2 and 3; what bursars do; and how to keep your bursar happy.

Edited by: Dr Nigel Richardson, Head of the Perse School, Cambridge, from 1994 to 2008 and Dr Brenda Despontin, Principal of the British School in Brussels since September 2008, and previously Headmistress of Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls since 1997.

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Author Dr Brenda Despontin & Dr Nigel Richardson
ISBN 9781904724650
No of pages 150
Format Paperback
Publication Date 7 Nov 2008

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