The New Strategic Direction and Development of the School
Key Frameworks for School Improvement Planning 2nd Revised edition
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New Strategic Direction and Development of the School by Brent Davies
Book DescriptionSchools will not be able to continue to improve unless they move away from an over-concentration on the short-term and focus on the strategic nature of planning and development. The more targets, the less the effects - what we need is strategy and sustainability. This book links school improvement planning and strategic development for leadership enhancement as well as for management accountability. Short-term planning, in the form of target-setting plans aimed at improving standards, has gained increasing importance. While the book agrees that this is necessary, it puts forward the view that short-term planning is not sufficient for the longer-term development of the school. Sustainability and strategic development are of critical importance and for these the authors believe that a more holistic approach to planning is necessary. To that end, this book links short and longer-term planning in a framework, which supports the strategic development of the school. The authors are national experts in the field and in preparing this text have worked extensively with headteachers, deputy headteachers, governors and those participating in NPQH and masters programmes in educational leadership and management.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415269926
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brent Davies
Leading the Strategically Focused School, Paperback (April 2011)
Practitioner loved author makes accessible a key development of the field
Talent Management in Education, Paperback (March 2010)
By focusing on talent management, and providing frameworks and explanations of key issues, this book details how to develop talented members of staff - a process that can ultimately help with building high performance schools and leadership depth.
Essentials of School Leadership, Paperback (January 2009)
This new edition of a bestselling introductory text for school leaders combines leading contributors, an easy-to-read style and coverage of the 'need to know' topics that any practising or aspiring school leader will cover in their course.
Passionate Leadership in Education, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Brent Davies
Two of the biggest names in educational leadership edit this book - and the contributors include many others. With the increased requirement for higher level training for school leaders, this book is bound to be at the top of their reading lists.
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Author Biography - Brent Davies
Brent Davies is Professor at the University of Hull. Linda Ellison is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Research and School Development, University of Nottingham.
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