Description - Excellence in Education by Sir Cyril Taylor
A thorough examination of the characteristics' belonging to a high-performing school, this book is written by the Chairman of the Specialist Schools Trust and the education advisor to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. It draws on numerous case studies of successful schools, as well as showing how previously failing schools have been turned around. Looking at such areas as leadership, staffing, target-setting, discipline and order, curriculum innovation and individual learning, the book offers a blueprint to head teachers and others trying to develop excellent schools.
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(246mm x 174mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Sir Cyril Taylor
Sir Cyril Taylor GBE has been Chairman of the Specialist Schools Trust since in was founded in 1987. In that role he has served nine successive secretaries of state for education as their adviser on the specialist school initiative. He was awarded a GBE (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire) in 2004 for services to education. Conor Ryan is now senior adviser to Tony Blair on education. When he co-wrote this book he was a professional writer and journalist contributing regularly to TES, Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail and Public Finance. Before that he was special adviser to David Blunkett, Secretary of State for Education and Skills, from 1997 to 2001.