Education Exposed 2: In pursuit of the halcyon dream

Education Exposed 2: In pursuit of the halcyon dream

By Samuel Strickland

Published 09 Oct 2020

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Education Exposed 2 follows on from Sam Strickland's first book, Education Exposed. The book is a pacy, punchy and forthright critique of how to drive the curriculum, behaviour and teaching within a school and the pivotal role that leadership plays in pursuing the halcyon dream. The book is neatly laid out, with each chapter identifying common curricular misconceptions, posing lots of key questions to consider and offering multiple practical ideas that you can take away. Every chapter ends with five key takeaway points for you to carefully consider.

The book neatly interplays theory, research, Sam's expertise and experience coupled with a practical and real world approach. The first section of the book champions the importance of the curriculum and knowledge. The second section examines behaviour and how this can be driven by senior leaders coupled routine driven approach to learning. This section also takes you through a series of curriculum tools and teaching approaches that will assist you in thinking about how to implement and drive the curriculum. The third section of the book examines leadership; how leaders can champion the teacher as the expert and how a school culture can be supported and monitored carefully.

Education Exposed 2 is relevant for anyone working in a school, irrespective of their position or role. It is designed to be an accessible, versatile and quick read. Equally, it can be used as a dip-in and dip-out guide. Multiple practical approaches and strategies are offered as key take-away points.
Sam Strickland is the author of Education Exposed, Education Exposed 2, and The Behaviour Manual, as well as the organiser of ResearchED Northampton. A leading voice in the current conversation in education, he has published educational resources and research, regularly delivers courses and keynotes nationally, and has served as a lead facilitator for a variety of NPQs.
Sam began his career as a history teacher in Bedfordshire, where he became a head of history and classics. He has subsequently been a lead professional, worked for a SCITT consortium, been an assistant head teacher with responsibility for the sixth form (and led a post 16 consortium arrangement), a vice principal, the safeguarding lead for an entire trust, and an associate principal. Sam is now the principal of a large all-through school and has helped to guide its results from the bottom 20% nationally to the top 20% at GCSE level, and into the top 5% for A Levels.
  • Author Samuel Strickland
  • ISBN 9781913622169
  • No. of Pages 100
  • Format Paperback
  • Publication Date 09 Oct 2020
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