Towards Effective Subjective Leadership in the Primary School

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This book examines the post of subject leader in primary schools in the light of the four key areas defined by National Standards for Subject Leadership: strategic direction and development, teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, and efficient and effective deployment of staff.. "The book combines existing research data and new material gathered by the authors. It presents the underpinning principles and analyses the complex set of roles and responsibilities undertaken by subject leaders. Most ...
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Overview

This book examines the post of subject leader in primary schools in the light of the four key areas defined by National Standards for Subject Leadership: strategic direction and development, teaching and learning, leading and managing staff, and efficient and effective deployment of staff.. "The book combines existing research data and new material gathered by the authors. It presents the underpinning principles and analyses the complex set of roles and responsibilities undertaken by subject leaders. Most importantly it provides practical advice for subject leaders illustrated by a series of case studies and tasks which are addressed directly to subject leaders.. "The book will be of value to all primary school teachers and especially subject leaders, as well as those involved in initial and in-service education.
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Examines the post of subject leader in UK primary schools in the four key areas defined by National Standards for Subject Leadership, combining existing research data and new material gathered by the authors. Takes a generic approach to issues such as changing roles, planning for teaching and learning, and managing resources, and provides practical advice illustrated by case studies and tasks addressed directly to subject leaders. Bell is director of graduate studies and research at Liverpool Hope University College and is coordinator of the Nuffield Primary Science Project. Ritchie is head of the Department for Professional Development at Bath Spa University College. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335201822
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of case studies
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. I Changing Responsibilities and Roles 5
1 Coordinator or subject leader? 7
2 Developing a leadership role 24
3 Strategic direction and development 35
Pt. II Teaching and Learning 47
4 Improving teaching and learning 49
5 Policies, schemes and plans 61
6 Expectations and assessment 74
Pt. III Working with Colleagues 87
7 Professional relationships 89
8 Supporting colleagues on an individual basis 100
9 Working with groups 110
Pt. IV Resources 123
10 Managing resources 125
11 Managing time 133
Pt. V Contributing to School Improvement 143
12 Monitoring and evaluation 145
13 Management of change 157
14 Pulling it all together 169
Appendix 178
References 181
Index 187
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