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The Gradual Art of School Improvement

A Practical Guide

Richard Steward (Headteacher, The Woodroffe School)



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25 June 2019
Educational strategies & policy; Organisation & management of education; Schools; Teacher training; Sustainability
School improvement in recent years has largely focused on rapid improvement and quick fixes. Yet, genuine and sustainable school improvement is complex, gradual and incremental. It requires developing a culture and focusing relentlessly on teaching and learning.

The Gradual Art of School Improvement is a comprehensive practical guide to school improvement, covering aspects such as improvement planning, staff development, the learning environment, dealing with outside pressures including inspection, curriculum design and the role of leaders at all levels. It includes:

Detailed accounts of the steps that can be taken to create a positive learning culture over time Case studies and worked examples, concentrating on the practical aspects of school improvement from the perspective of an experienced and successful head teacher Ready-to-use practitioner resources that readers can adapt and use in their own settings Accessibly written and entertaining, this book is an invaluable resource for leaders at all levels and stages of their career.
By:   Richard Steward (Headteacher The Woodroffe School)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   363g
ISBN:   9780367136918
ISBN 10:   0367136910
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   25 June 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Richard Steward is an educational consultant with 16 years' experience as a head teacher. He has taught in a variety of schools in a 30-year career and has worked as a part-time lecturer with The Open University. He regularly publishes articles in the educational press.

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