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Leading Primary Schools

Pleasure, Pain and Principles of Being a Primary Headteacher

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Nov 1997
Dimensions: w 136mm h 230mm d 10mm
Weight: 190g
ISBN-10: 0335196446
ISBN-13: 9780335196449
Barcode No: 9780335196449
How can headteachers retain a set of principles and values in the face of a myriad of external demands and expectations? What is the nature of leadership in the primary school? This book is intended for headteachers or those who aspire to headship in primary schools. Through a re-appraisal of the nature of headship, the book explores the complex nature of the job, and in particular the many paradoxes which confront primary headteachers on a day to day basis. The authors place the job of headship firmly in the context of attitudes and values, and argue that many of the management orthodoxies which have permeated education are unhelpful or inappropriate in primary schools. The book examines the various dimensions of headship, and focuses particularly on the nature of educational leadership and the importance of developing successful working relationships.

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"...a well-argued platform for a view of headship which isrooted in principles, values and artistry." - NAEIAC Information Bulletin