A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools (Paperback)
  • A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools (Paperback)

A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools (Paperback)

Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 18/10/2018
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Rob Carpenter took a school from Special Measures to Outstanding in less than two years and firmly believes that the quality of teaching and leadership holds the key to raising standards in our schools today. A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools will help all teachers and leaders to transform learning journeys, both individual and whole-school, so that your school is inclusive and supportive, creating the best education for all. This book suggests new ways to ensure that all children succeed, and advocates that learning journeys are connected to a moral purpose, positive learning habits and that they help young people make sense of the world around them. Framed around the context of ever increasing expectations for pupils and the growing focus on learning mastery, A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools contains a balance of both practical advice and multiple examples, resources and ideas for teachers and leaders to plan and deliver high quality learning experiences. At its heart, this book is all about helping teachers and leaders to become architects for learning by helping them to design classrooms, curricula and whole-school practices that are inclusive, engaging and above all - excellent.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472946348
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 448 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm

Rob Carpenter is one of the most inspirational educators that I have ever met. His passion and drive are making a real and lasting difference to our school children. -- Matthew Syed, bestselling author of 'Black Box Thinking' and 'You Are Awesome'
I just love this book. With children and classrooms at its heart, it challenges some deeply held assumptions about school improvement and really does come up with a compelling manifesto for change, rooted in collaboration, experimentation, trust and interactivity not activity. But most of all, it's the story of how a community of adults and children have learnt and grown together and achieved great success. A must-read for educational leaders in any setting. -- Andy Buck, founder of #honk and Leadership Matters, @Andy__Buck
Rooted in personal experience, A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools demonstrates how rapid school improvement can be achieved through a relentless focus on collaboration. I would encourage all school leaders to read Rob's honest assessment of his headships and then ask themselves 'how can I make this approach work in my context?'. -- Kcarrie Valentine, Head of Professional Development Services, Association of School and College Leaders
This is a hugely important and timely book. A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools offers an authentic, compelling and inspiring new approach to leading schools - one that puts the emphasis on deep learning for every individual in school, not just the children, in order to create sustainable long-term growth. A must-read. -- Mark Burns, leading consultant and co-author of 'Teaching Backwards'
At a time when we are awash with theories, new research and policies, A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools is a very timely reminder that it is the children who are at the heart of school improvement. Through a very personal and honest story you will take away lots of practical and thoughtful ideas that you can make your own to suit your context - a must-read for all those who work in schools! -- Dame Reena Keeble, retired headteacher and chair of the 'Effective Primary Teaching Practice Review 2016'
A Manifesto for Excellence in Schools is a book that needs to be on the shelves of every school. In it Rob Carpenter reframes the way we look at schools. His manifesto is about relationships and capital for learning where schools work in collaboration with each other to develop pupils and staff and to be a 'special place to learn'. Combining current research, personal stories and reflections from one experienced educator, its expansive coverage is absorbing and refreshing. It is a bold book and one that offers an exciting vision for the future for schools. -- Dr. Jonathan Doherty, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Childhood & Education, Leeds Trinity University
This is a wise book. Rob Carpenter has written a guide to achieving excellence that combines principle and practice in a highly effective way. He balances systematic and rigorous analysis with authentic insights and a deep understanding of evidence-informed practice. This book is a powerful resource for leadership combining challenge and reassurance with an unwavering focus on the quality of learning for all. -- John West-Burnham, independent teacher, writing and consultant in leadership development

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