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  1. 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
  2. The researchED Guide to The Curriculum

    The researchED Guide to The Curriculum

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    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: 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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  3. The researchED Guide to Leadership

    The researchED Guide to Leadership

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    PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 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
  4. The researchED Guide to SEN

    The researchED Guide to SEN

    PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 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
  5. 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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  6. The researchED Guide to Education Myths

    The researchED Guide to Education Myths

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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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The Secondary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    The Secondary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

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    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
  12. The Primary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    The Primary Curriculum Leader's Handbook

    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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Teenager in the Greenhouse

    Teenager in the Greenhouse

    This book is based on the research used in a popular and effective nine week course run by the author aimed at equipping parents with the understanding of why teenagers behave as they do and explores effective tools take away a lot of stress in dealing with them. It looks at how parenting styles and different interactionist models impact on our relationship with these emotional and argumentative beings. Learn More
    £15.00
  17. Dual Coding With Teachers

    Dual Coding With Teachers

    PUBLISHED MAY 2019: ORDER NOW!

    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
  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. 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
  20. 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
  21. Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    Stop Talking About Wellbeing

    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: PREORDER NOW

    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
  22. Which School? for Special Needs 2019/20

    Which School? for Special Needs 2019/20

    Now in its 28th edition, this guide contains a comprehensive directory of independent and non-maintained schools in the UK, which provide for children with sensory or physical impairment; learning difficulties; social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; and autism spectrum disorders. It also includes information on further education colleges; editorials written by experts in their field; an appendix of maintained schools; contact details of useful associations. Learn More
    £14.99
  23. Flipping Schools

    Flipping Schools

    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: PREORDER NOW


    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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  24. The Teaching Delusion

    The Teaching Delusion

    PUBLISHED JANUARY 2020: PREORDER NOW


    The Teaching Delusion: Why teaching in our schools isn't good enough (and how we can make it better)

    Schools are filled with great teachers, but is great teaching taking place in every classroom, in every school? Bruce Robertson doesn't believe it is. Why not? This book argues that there are two reasons. Firstly, because there isn't a shared understanding of what makes great teaching. Secondly, because schools haven't developed the strong professional learning culture necessary to drive the development of great teaching in every classroom. Through discussion of key messages from educational research, and drawing on a track-record of success, this book explores how these barriers can be addressed, leading to transformations in teaching practice across classrooms and schools.

     

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  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Knowledge Quiz: Geography

    Knowledge Quiz: Geography

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  28. Knowledge Quiz: Computer Science

    Knowledge Quiz: Computer Science

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  29. Knowledge Quiz: History - Weimar and Nazi Germany

    Knowledge Quiz: History - Weimar and Nazi Germany

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  30. Knowledge Quiz: History - Medicine Through Time

    Knowledge Quiz: History - Medicine Through Time

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects. Learn More
    £8.00
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Reframing education: Radically rethinking perspectives on education in the light of research

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

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    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
  36. 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
  37. Retrieval Practice

    Retrieval Practice

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2019

    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
  38. 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
  39. Rosenshine's Principles in Action

    Rosenshine's Principles in Action

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    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
  40. Knowledge Quiz: Biology

    Knowledge Quiz: Biology

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  41. Knowledge Quiz: Chemistry

    Knowledge Quiz: Chemistry

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  42. Knowledge Quiz: Physics

    Knowledge Quiz: Physics

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  43. Knowledge Quiz: Higher Maths

    Knowledge Quiz: Higher Maths

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  44. Knowledge Quiz: Foundation Maths

    Knowledge Quiz: Foundation Maths

    The Knowledge Quiz series is a deviously simple and effective way for students to revise for GCSE subjects.

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    £8.00
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. IB World Schools Yearbook 2019

    IB World Schools Yearbook 2019

    The official guide to International Baccalaureate World Schools offering the Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma and Career-related Programmes. Learn More
    £45.00
  49. Dogs and their Humans: by Lucy Sewill

    Dogs and their Humans: by Lucy Sewill

    Lucy's intimate portraits give the reader a glimpse of some remarkable, and previously unseen, relationships between some well-known faces and their favourite pets. The result is a revealing series of photographs revealing some truly beautiful bonds. Learn More
    £24.00
  50. 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