This text is designed to meet the needs of subject leaders and heads of department in secondary schools, offering practical advice and guidance to teachers taking on these demanding roles. The book is structured around six sections that address all of the key areas in leading a department. Areas covered include: Becoming a subject leader; Managing effective teaching and learning; Leading and managing people; The strategic direction and development of a department; The deployment of staff and resources; and Managing your own performance and development.This book should be of use to middle managers in schools, subject leaders and heads of departments, and of interest to teachers and managers at all levels. It should also be useful to those undertaking research or further qualifications in educational leadership and management.
Mark Brundett has taught in Secondary, Middle and Primary Schools and was a headteacher for a number of years. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Leicester and Visting Professor of Education at the University of Hertfordshire. Ian Terrell taught in schools for a number of years before going on to teach in higher education. He is currently Principal Lecturer at Ultralab, which is part of Anglia Polytechnic University