7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Brilliant Head Teacher: What You Need to Know to be a Truly Outstanding Head Teacher (Brilliant Teacher) (Paperback)
In response to anon (Seriously... 16 July 2011) Although admittedly I have never worked for Iain Erskine, I have read this book, heard a lot about him, and seen him talk. The book is very well written, covers a lot of topics and draws upon years of experience to create a valuable guide to teachers and prospective heads. At no point in the book does he claim to be a brilliant head teacher, does one exist? From what I can gather he has led a school previously in special measures to be a successful school. He has been a forerunner in the concept of a creative curriculum and has almost universal respect from other Peterborough based heads and people in the local authority.
If, as I expect, you are bitterly and immaturely reflecting upon a bad experience working for him to leave the aforementioned comment then I feel that this is a spiteful and embarrassing attempt at sabotaging the success of a well written, valuable resource. I encourage all to ignore the other review, Brilliant Head Teacher follows in the manner of the other 'Brilliant' books I have read in providing an easy to read enjoyable synopsis of the topic covered. A very good read.