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Leading and Managing Extended Schools

Leading and Managing Extended Schools
Ensuring Every Child Matters

176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book shows leaders of all types of schools how to become effective in extended schooling and fulfil 'Every Child Matters' (ECM) requirements, by building on and adapting their current practices. The authors explain the context of Extended Schools, in the UK and elsewhere, and outline the features of effectiveness in schools and their leaders.

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.

What Are Extended Schools and Why Are They Needed?
The Implications for Current Schooling
What Kinds of Leadership Then?
Staffing the Extended School
Managing and Evaluating Performance and Accountability
Parents and Extended Schools
Creating Dynamic Partnerships
Sustaining Effective Partnerships in Extended Services
Resourcing the Extended School

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.

Ms Rose Envy
School of Social Science & Law, University of Teesside
April 5, 2011

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.

Dr Anthony Thorpe
Education , Roehampton University
November 5, 2010

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.

Dr Cate Watson
Education, Stirling University
November 2, 2010

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

Ms Allison Dunhill
Education , Hull University
April 19, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

David Middlewood

David Middlewood is currently a part-time Research Fellow at the Centre for Educational Studies in the University of Warwick, having previously worked at the University of Lincoln and the University of Leicester where he was Deputy Director of the Centre for Educational Leadership and Management. Prior to working in Higher Education, David taught in schools for many years, culminating in the principalship  of a comprehensive secondary school for nine years, where awards were won for creative arts and equal opportunities. He has taught and researched extensively in the UK and also in various countries in Europe and Africa, being a... More About Author

Richard Parker

Richard Parker, PhD, is also a professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City as well as President of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA) [] in Rio de Janeiro.... More About Author

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