Launching the new Kogan Page Primary Essentials series, this indispensable handbook for all practising and aspiring primary headteachers will help primary school leaders rise to the many challenges that face them in the task of effectively managing a busy primary school.
Some of the key areas examined are:
* staff development
* recruiting and managing staff
* the school as an organisation
* managing a successful inspection.
As well as acting as a guide to best practice for those tasked with the role of headship, this comprehensive and straightforward handbook will also assist governors, deputies, senior teachers, those studying for NPQH, to understand how an effective head can create and sustain an effective school.
Roger Smith is the headteacher of a large primary school in Warwickshire, and has many years' experience as a school leader, teacher and teacher educator. He is also an experienced author with a wide range of publications in the primary teaching field to his credit.
Reviewed with Creating the Effective Primary School
'These are highly practical books with many lists of ideas for implementation. They can be strongly recommended for primary headteachers in particular those who are seeking books that will allow them to consider pragmatically their own leadership.' - School Leadership and Management