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  1. The OIQ Factor: Raising your school's organizational intelligence

    The OIQ Factor: Raising your school's organizational intelligence

    A fascinating book for teachers and school leaders who are looking for ways to raise the organizational intelligence quotient (OIQ) of their classrooms and their schools. Ideal for educators who perceive themselves as the facilitators of learning. Learn More
    £14.99
  2. Taking Forward the Primary Curriculum

    Taking Forward the Primary Curriculum

    Each order for this book comes with a FREE copy of The National Curriculum in England: Key stages 1 and 2 framework document, published by the DfE in September 2013.

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    £12.99
  3. Lifting Our Heads

    Lifting Our Heads

    Independent schools face the extraordinary challenge of the rise of the ‘educational consumer’ – parents who know what they want and expect value for their money. In a time of austerity, how can we continue to deliver the best education money can buy? Learn More
    £12.99
  4. Teaching Assistants in International Schools

    Teaching Assistants in International Schools

    The number and variety of international schools around the world is increasing at a remarkable rate. As it does so, the role of the teaching assistant in their classrooms is also undergoing change and expansion. Learn More
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  5. Glimpses of Utopia

    Glimpses of Utopia

    George Walker was director general of the International Baccalaureate and visiting professor in the University of Bath. In this collection of autobiographical essays he describes some defining moments in his distinguished career in education. Learn More
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  6. Prepare your Daughter for Boarding

    Prepare your Daughter for Boarding

    This book offers advice from a mother on how to prepare girls for their first experience of boarding school. It is ideal for parents who have already decided that boarding is the best option and is a guide to preparing our daughter so that she can get the most out of the wonderful opportunity she has been given. Learn More
    £12.99
  7. Learning in a Digitalized Age: Plugged in, turned on, totally engaged?

    Learning in a Digitalized Age: Plugged in, turned on, totally engaged?

    All professional learning communities agree that there is added value in utilizing technologies to enhance and facilitate student success. This volume seeks a critical and informed answer to one of the most important educational questions of the day: how successful will learners be in the digital age? Learn More
    £14.99
  8. 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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  9. Boarding Schools: All you need to know

    Boarding Schools: All you need to know

    Based on extensive research and interviews with a huge number of school representatives, educational experts, parents and students, Victoria Davies Jones and Jennifer Ma provide the latest insights, practical tips and advice to all international parents so you may match your child to the "right" school! Learn More
    £12.99
  10. Leaders of Learning

    Leaders of Learning

    Rob Stokoe, director of the highly-regarded Jumeirah English Speaking School in Dubai, examines with enthusiasm and passion the impact of purposeful leadership and the impact of key educational philosophies and thinking, all of which impacts on curriculum and student growth. Learn More
    £12.99
  11. Classroom in the Cloud

    Classroom in the Cloud

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    Classroom in the Cloud aims to focus the minds of teachers and school leaders to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the online revolution and the emergence of blended learning.

    Alex McGrath, Head of King’s Ely Senior School in Cambridgeshire, argues that with planning and co-ordination, huge benefits can be reaped from new ways of learning, complementing the traditions of British education. He looks at the implications for the UK of e-learning practices and techniques introduced overseas and urges teachers and leaders to face the challenges posed by new technology and embrace change.

    “Important. Timely. Thought-provoking. Anyone involved in schools needs to read this.” Ian Yorston, Director of Digital Strategy, Radley College, Oxfordshire

    “This is a very exciting call to arms, offering good, practical advice to those who may feel out of their depth. It offers a clear debate and a real vision of the future of education in this country.” Gerry Holden, Headmaster of Dover College

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  12. Effective Financial Management: A Practical Guide for School Business Managers and Governors

    Effective Financial Management: A Practical Guide for School Business Managers and Governors

    This well-grounded and practical guide provides the reader with a flavour of the outstanding work carried out by school business management professionals across the country. Case studies lead readers to understand how people at the frontline have responded to the demands made upon them by government, by Ofsted and by the Education Funding Agency.

    Buy two copies of Effective Financial Management for £20. Simply add two copies into your shopping cart and the discount will automatically be applied.

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    £13.00
  13. Headstrong: 11 Lessons of School Leadership

    Headstrong: 11 Lessons of School Leadership

    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.

    Contact booksales@johncatt.com for discounts available on multiple copies.

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    £14.99
  14. A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

    A Practical Guide: National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

    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. 

    Discounts available for multiple copies. Please email booksales@johncatt.com to enquire.

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    £10.00
  15. Playful Pedagogies: How Young Children Learn in International and Multicultural Settings

    Playful Pedagogies: How Young Children Learn in International and Multicultural Settings

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    This book considers international and multicultural learning environments from both theoretical and practical perspectives, written by specialists in early years education in the UK and in international contexts.

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    £13.00
  16. Changing Schools: Perspectives on five years of education reform

    Changing Schools: Perspectives on five years of education reform

    Changing Schools is a collection of essays by teachers, researchers and administrators who have been on the front line of the revolutionary changes taking place in state education over the last five years. Learn More
    £10.00
  17. Hour-Long Shakespeare: Henry IV (Part 1), Henry V and Richard III

    Hour-Long Shakespeare: Henry IV (Part 1), Henry V and Richard III

    Abridged specifically for all those interested in Shakespeare's plays, especially teachers and students of English and drama, these one-hour performance scripts maintain the arcs of Shakespeare's plots without compromising the integrity of his original language. What remains are manageable performance texts and the essential elements needed for an introduction to three of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Learn More
    £10.00
  18. What Is Education For? The views of the great thinkers and their relevance today

    What Is Education For? The views of the great thinkers and their relevance today

    Dr Nicholas Tate looks at the philosophies of 10 great thinkers from history and explains how their ideas put current education issues into a new perspective, while suggesting additional ones to be addressed. Learn More
    £12.99
  19. People, Pens and Paper: Generating fresh and creative solutions to benefit our world

    People, Pens and Paper: Generating fresh and creative solutions to benefit our world

    Paper, Pens & People is about creative and fresh ideas. It's not a creative rule book, but a suggestive guide of techniques and projects to make the creative process more fluid and more enjoyable for students Learn More
    £13.00
  20. A Practical Guide: Outdoor Learning

    A Practical Guide: Outdoor Learning

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    An informative, practical and authoritative guide that makes the argument for undertaking outdoor and adventurous learning - and offers advice for how to organise trips to enable students and teachers to get the most from them. Inspiring enthusiasm for real learning and growing, it provides opportunities for children, young people and their teachers to seek memorable experiences and develop life-long interests.

    Published in partnership with the National Education Trust.

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    £7.00
  21. Don’t like Mondays? Make school work for you

    Don’t like Mondays? Make school work for you

    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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    £12.00
  22. 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

    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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    £12.00
  23. Take the lead: Make the difference you want in your school

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

    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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    £12.00
  24. Love to teach: Bring out the best in you and your class

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

    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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    £12.00
  25. Hour-Long Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar

    Hour-Long Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Julius Caesar

    Abridged specifically for all those interested in Shakespeare's plays, especially teachers and students of English and drama, these one-hour performance scripts maintain the arcs of Shakespeare's plots without compromising the integrity of his original language. What remains are manageable performance texts and the essential elements needed for an introduction to three of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Learn More
    £10.00
  26. Primary Computing in Action

    Primary Computing in Action

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    Presenting practical ideas that support teachers and trainees with the planning, implementation and assessment of the 2014 Primary Computing Curriculum.

    It covers all aspects of the 2014 primary curriculum, including computer science, digital literacy and information technology, and includes both plugged and unplugged activities.

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    £14.99
  27. Infusing IB Philosophy and Pedagogy into Chinese Language Teaching

    Infusing IB Philosophy and Pedagogy into Chinese Language Teaching

     

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    This book makes an important contribution to language teaching in general, to IB language teaching, and more precisely to the teaching of Chinese both in IB and non-IB classrooms. Readers who are up to date with the cutting edge of language teaching method, particularly for Chinese, will find reassurance and confirmation of their approach in this book whether they are IB teachers or not. Those who feel they are not aware of the most up-to-date thinking in language teaching, again particularly for Chinese, will find ample advice.

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    £14.99
  28. International Leadership Development: International Baccalaureate World Schools as developers of Human Capital?

    International Leadership Development: International Baccalaureate World Schools as developers of Human Capital?

    This important study tackles an issue of major historical and contemporary concern in international education in the medium of English: the interplay between the progressive costs of English language medium education in international schools, the overall global expansion of the phenomenon of English language instruction, and the historical, current, and potential impact of Christian leadership values throughout the system. Learn More
    £12.00
  29. Teacher self-supervision: Why teacher evaluation has failed and what we can do about it

    Teacher self-supervision: Why teacher evaluation has failed and what we can do about it

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    Does the traditional teacher evaluation system improve student learning? Has it failed?

    Ask 1000 teachers how many of them are becoming more professional, effective or fulfilled through the use of the present system and probably only a few will say “yes”. We have a failed system and we need to change it.

    Over the last 30 years, Bill Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell have worked with a large number of teachers and school leaders in over 50 countries worldwide. In this book they propose a simple (but not simplistic), coherent, common sense alternative that has its roots in what they know about student and adult learning.

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    £14.99
  30. An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

    An UPDATED Practical Guide: The Pupil Premium

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    THREE COPIES FOR £25. USE VOUCHER CODE PPTHREE WHERE PROMPTED ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT.

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    "This is a book for every school in England..." Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium, 2013-2015

    Fully updated with the 2015 policy updates from the Department for Education and published in partnership with the National Education Trust, this book provides essential information and advice to help schools make best use of the Pupil Premium grant and improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners.

    The author is a recognised national expert on the Pupil Premium. He has visited more than 200 schools and has spoken with over 1000 school leaders and here he shares examples of innovation and excellence in their use of the additional funding. Featuring a foreword by Sir John Dunford, DfE Pupil Premium Champion.

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    £10.00
  31. Hour-Long Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Tempest

    Hour-Long Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Tempest

    Abridged specifically for all those interested in Shakespeare's plays, especially teachers and students of English and drama, these one-hour performance scripts maintain the arcs of Shakespeare's plots without compromising the integrity of his original language. What remains are manageable performance texts and the essential elements needed for an introduction to three of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Learn More
    £10.00
  32. Self-Improving Schools: The journey to excellence

    Self-Improving Schools: The journey to excellence

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    The English schools’ system is at a crossroads. This landmark collection of essays brings together some of the country’s leading education thinkers and practitioners. Their polemic is intended to help teachers, school leaders, governors and policy makers think deeply about future directions.

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    £12.99
  33. 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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    £15.00
  34. Success Internationally: The important dispositions you'll need for thriving abroad

    Success Internationally: The important dispositions you'll need for thriving abroad

    What are the dispositions of people who work successfully in an international milieu? This guiding question serves to unify the themes of the book, and each chapter hearkens to it. Sub-questions include "how can these dispositions be taught and assessed, both to youth and to adults?"

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  35. Powerful Schools: How schools can be drivers of social and global mobility

    Powerful Schools: How schools can be drivers of social and global mobility

    PUBLISHED MAY 2016: ORDER NOW

    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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    £15.00
  36. Whose History? Essays in Perception

    Whose History? Essays in Perception

    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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  37. 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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    £12.00
  38. Horses and Humans

    Horses and Humans

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 15 2016: ORDER NOW

    Lucy Sewill has photographed some of our most familiar and well loved faces and become known for her particular style of one-on-one personal portraiture. Her work has hung in the National Portrait Gallery and on other prestigious walls.

    In this remarkable new collection of her work, Lucy turns her lens to the animals that she has loved her whole life, revealing the amazing bond that they have with their owners and handlers.

    A project that takes her across Britain, to Ireland, the United States and North Africa, Lucy strips away physical and mental clutter to take a series of intimate portraits that give the reader a glimpse of what goes on in the minds of these magnificent creatures.

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    £35.00
  39. 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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    £14.00
  40. 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

    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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    £14.00
  41. 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
  42. Some Schools

    Some Schools

    CJ (Jonty) Driver has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in education in the UK and overseas, including three headships. In this poignant memoir, he provides a compelling insight into school life, with wisdom gained from a lifetime of learning.

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    £12.00
  43. A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

    A Practical Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage

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    Rooted firmly in practical experience, this book supports the reader in understanding what excellent early years practice should look like and how staff in all settings can establish it.

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  44. Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maths Workbook for Common Entrance

    Keeping Up with the Joneses: Maths Workbook for Common Entrance

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    I thoroughly recommend this clear and engaging workbook. Barbara Langford has written an excellent workbook which will give all pupils a secure foundation for the maths skills required for Common Entrance. The text is clear, engaging and the maths is spot on. This book is a first-rate resource for teachers to use within the classroom or for parents at home. --Andy Colpus, Headmaster at St Joseph s College, Reading

    About the Author

    Barbara Langford is Director of Studies and Head of Maths at Westbourne House.

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    £12.00
  45. Supporting Muslim Students: A quick reference guide for teachers, trainers and lecturers

    Supporting Muslim Students: A quick reference guide for teachers, trainers and lecturers

    The purpose of this guide is to equip teachers, trainers and lecturers with the fundamental knowledge and understanding to provide enhanced affective and cognitive support for their Muslim students - as well as providing all students with an additional reference for seeking clarification on issues of our/their time. Learn More
    £10.00
  46. Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

    Mind Their Hearts: Creating Schools and Homes of Warm-Heartedness

    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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    £15.00
  47. Talk For Teaching

    Talk For Teaching

    PUBLISHED MARCH 2017: PRE-ORDER NOW

    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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    £14.00
  48. Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

    Learning without labels: Improving outcomes for vulnerable learners

    If we are to improve educational outcomes for all, one of the things we need to do is move away from the notion of ‘labelling’ children and their families. Rather, we need to focus on the needs of such pupils, never forgetting their greatest need is relentlessly high expectations and great teaching.

    As fragmentation of LAs continues, the need for authoritative, evidence based guidance and signposting has grown. This collection of contributions from some of the UK’s leading educationalists does not provide an exhaustive list of all the challenges that might arise, but it has a good go. Learn More

    £14.00
  49. Much Promise: Successful schools in England

    Much Promise: Successful schools in England

    For many years Barnaby Lenon was the headmaster of Harrow. On his retirement he helped set up a state school in east London, widely regarded as one of the most successful free schools. In 2016 he went on a tour of schools in England that achieve outstanding results, in many cases with disadvantaged pupils.

    In Much Promise, he describes how they do it, set in the context of the latest research into school and teacher performance. He evaluates the school system in England and the effectiveness of recent reforms; he looks at how parents and governors achieve results and puts the spotlight on the school curriculum, exam systems and social mobility.

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    £15.00
  50. The Power of Character: Lessons from the frontline

    The Power of Character: Lessons from the frontline

    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