Excellence in education: the making of great schools
A thorough examination of the characteristics of a high-performing school, this book is written by the Chairman of the Specialist Schools Trust and the education advisor to the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
It draws on numerous case studies of successful schools, as well as showing how previously failing schools have been turned around. Looking at such areas as leadership, staffing, target-setting, discipline and order, curriculum innovation and individual learning, the book offers a blueprint to head teachers and others trying to develop excellent schools.
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