'For any serving school leader or for anyone with aspiration for school leadership this book by Richard and David will provide useful advice, give some insight into the challenges, but most importantly of all will provide a motivation to get involved in a leadership career with the richest rewards. How nice to have a book that is easy to read, has complete intellectual clarity and is unburdened by the shackles that often inhibit a traditional academic publication.
A quote from the book is 'find people in your school and outside it whose opinions and judgement you can trust and use them as sounding boards'. The authors of this book can be trusted and this publication can be a great sounding board for any serious school leader.' --Mike Griffiths, Principal, The Samworth Church Academy
About the Author
David Middlewood is a research fellow at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick and was a headteacher for nine years previous to that. David has authored and edited over 17 books and he is a visiting professor in South Africa and New Zealand.