The Gradual Art of School Improvement: A Practical Guide by Richard Steward (Headteacher, The Woodroffe School)
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.