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The Headteacher's Handbook: The essential guide to leading a primary school
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The Headteacher's Handbook: The essential guide to leading a primary school (Paperback)

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This must-read guide to being a primary headteacher is filled with practical guidance, tips and advice on all aspects of headship to support and inspire new, current and aspiring headteachers.

Written by the headteacher of an Ofsted-rated outstanding school with 12 years' experience at the helm, The Primary Headteacher's Handbook is the indispensable manual to understanding the role as both an instructional coach and community leader. Covering the nuts and bolts of primary headship from meeting your new team, communicating your vision and developing the curriculum to managing the budget, dealing with complaints and staff underperformance and working with key stakeholders, Rachel Snape presents invaluable advice, models, research, motivational quotes, self-reflection activities and other suggested books to read.

Featuring examples from Rachel's own experiences as well as case studies from headteachers who work in different contexts and who have overcome particular challenges, The Primary Headteacher's Handbook is a compendium of all you need to excel as a primary headteacher.

BusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesManagement: leadership & motivationEducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyEducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schools Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 06/05/2021 ISBN-13: 9781472975423  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rachel Snape is Headteacher of Spinney Primary School and is a National Leader of Education. She is passionate about the positive and transformative power of arts, culture, creativity and connection in young people's lives and, along with other key cultural leaders, was one of the initiators of My Cambridge, a cultural educational partnership for the city. Rachel is Chair of Cambridgeshire School Improvement Board and Festival Designer of Cambridgeshire Festival of Education. She is also Vice Chair of the DfE's Primary Headteachers' Reference Group, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Ambassador for Follow Rachel on Twitter: @RaeSnape.

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