A good school needs inspired leadership, but its success also depends on clear shared aims, high expectations and good working relationships among all the partners. Too often the relationship between heads and governing bodies is tense and unproductive, and becomes a sources of stress. In contrast, when that relationship is marked by trust and based on shared values and sound working practices, it can liberate great reserves of creativity and energy. Heads in Partnership sets out to build sound foundations for that relationship:* the will to make it work * high expectations * clarity about roles and respect for boundaries * good team working * effective communication and * a shared commitment to school improvement.It demonstrates in concrete terms how much direct influence a head can have on calibre of the governors recruited, their motivation and their understanding of children's learning, and how important a head can be in building the team and enhancing the quality of its work. This is backed up by case studies, checklists and models to help build harmonious relationships.
Equally relevant to both primary and secondary schools, this practical book will be an indispensable source of support to head teachers, senior managers, governors and education management studies