The Perfect (Ofsted) School Governor - Perfect series (Hardback)Tim Bartlett (author), Jackie Beere (editor)
Hardback 216 Pages
This latest addition to the hugely successful 'Perfect Series', The Perfect (Ofted) School Governor written by a seasoned professional with 17 years' of head teacher experience, aims to be the most conclusive, easy-to-read, education jargon-busting and essential guide for teachers, governors (new and old) and school boards alike. It covers everything a governor needs to be the best that they can be, including the history of the education system in England, preparation for Ofsted inspections and their impact, leadership and governance, handling complaints, a checklist for effective governor meetings; guides to interpreting data correctly and much, much more!
Publisher: Independent Thinking Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 174 x 124 x 25 mm
I am delighted Tim has provided us with this brilliant little book: itmay be a little book but don't be fooled. This book is mighty big inexperience and wisdom - between each invaluable line of practicaladvice, you can be sure the words come from a practitioner whoknows his stuff, who can be trusted unequivocally; who puts thechild (or learner) first.Alison Stewart, parent governor and chair This is a book which should be in the hands of all school governorsand head teachers. It would be invaluable to someone new to therole, but experienced governors and heads will find much here toguide best practice.Tim's experience as a head teacher and consultant shines throughthese pages. It is unpatronising and littered with practical advice, together with nice touches of humour. The quick-start guide andglossary, together with the appendices, are very helpful, but the meatis in the book's six chapters. These cover strategic leadership, selfevaluationand policies, governors' visits to school, holding the headteacher and leadership team to account, Ofsted inspections and, lastbut not least, a guide to appointing a new head teacher.Each chapter starts with a summary of what it sets out to cover andthen swiftly gets down to business. In words it is economical withoutbeing too truncated and is probably best suited to being read inbite-sized chunks. There are practical suggestions for activitiesthroughout which would help chairs and head teachers to work withthe governing body to build the team and strengthen the skills andconfidence of individual governors.The narrative is particularly strong on exemplars, providing suggestedformats for a range of tasks from recording meetings toplanning school visits. The emphasis on getting the right questionsasked in the right way is a real strength. However, this book is notjust a collection of tips and suggestions: it
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