Leading and Managing Extended Schools
Ensuring Every Child Matters
- David Middlewood - University of Warwick, UK
- Richard Parker - Beauchamp College, Leicester
Administration & Leadership | Special Education
The authors provide practical advice using case studies from a range of settings which show what can be achieved across a wide variety of contexts. 'Points to consider' give advice to readers at all levels, covering staffing and resourcing, as well as the creation and development of successful partnerships in the community.
This book is an essential resource for leaders beginning in extended schools, and leaders already working in extended schools across nursery, primary and secondary settings. It is also relevant to governors, inspectors and advisers and leaders studying masters and doctorate courses in Leadership and Education Policy.
The development of extended services at or through schools is, for many schools a daunting prospect. The authors provide examples of good practice which help to demonstrate how ES can complement the curriculum and facilitate community cohesion.
This is a helpful and clearly written book on leading and managing extended schools. It gives the background to the extended schools policy and advice on implementation. There are various case examples throughout the book to promote reflection on the practical challenges. Extended schools are a relatively new development so it will be interesting to read publications which take a more critical approach to the policy and its implementation in the future.
This is a comparatively neglected area in the field of school leadership and management and this book sets out many of the key issues in a clear and accessible way. Although it refers specifically to Every Child Matters, it has relevance to other agendas in different parts of the UK.
A very readable text that draws the reader into reading more than they had intended to. A well written book that will support many students understanding of extended schools, leadership and management and in some contexts - multi-agency working