Today is World Book Day, an opportunity for teachers and students alike to share their passion for reading. We hope that, despite the virtual circumstances, you’ve managed to have lots of fun celebrations within your schools and trusts.
To mark the occasion, we put together a World Book Day reading list especially for our teachers and leaders. Discover our top recommendations for books about whole education and leadership…
A Little Guide for Teachers: Diversity in Schools, by Bennie Kara
Students are a diverse group and our curriculum should reflect that. Bennie provides inspiration and support for creating a more diverse school experience. Find out more.
Great Expectations: Leading an Effective SEND Strategy in School, by David Bartram
This collection of essays is invaluable for schools looking to improve outcomes for children and young people with additional needs. Find out more.
Addressing Educational Disadvantage in Schools and Colleges: The Essex Way, by Marc Rowland
This book outlines Essex County Council’s strategic approach to improve the life chances of disadvantaged pupils in Essex. Find out more.
Closing the Vocabulary Gap, by Alex Quigley
How can closing the vocabulary gap between ‘word rich’ and ‘word poor’ students contribute to school success? Alex explores the issue in this important book. Find out more.
Imperfect Leadership: A Book For Leaders Who Know They Don’t Know It All, by Steve Munby
An encouragement towards self-awareness and asking for help, Steve Munby’s book is a great reflection on leadership approaches. Find out more.
Effective School Leadership: Responding to Change, by John MacBeath
A thorough examination of school leadership from multiple perspectives and against our political landscape. Find out more.
Courageous Leadership: An hour to quash the tummy flies in your butter, by Diana Osagie
A self-proclaimed hour-long read which shares Diana’s personal story of leadership to inspire and encourage you on yours. Find out more.
Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment, by Ron Berger
Specifically focused on a proven approach to assessment, Ron Berger’s book provides everything you need to implement a successful Student-Engaged Assessment system within your context. Find out more.
The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement with Integrity, by Dennis Shirley
In his latest book, Professor Dennis Shirley looks at how we can move beyond standardised testing to something more focused on enabling students to become critical and independent thinkers. Find out more.
Putting Staff First: A Blueprint for Revitalising Our Schools, by John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley
Advocating for the wellbeing of staff, this book demonstrates how putting staff first can play an intrinsic role in improving student experience. Find out more.
Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders, by Viv Grant
If you’re finding leadership challenging, you’re not alone. Viv Grant shares practical ways to approach the challenges of a school leadership role. Find out more.
Back on Track: Fewer Things, Greater Depth, by Mary Myatt
Are all the processes we implement within our schools and trusts relevant? Mary’s book encourages taking a step back and assessing whether less is more. Find out more.
Thrive: Schools Reinvented for the Real Challenges We Face, by Valerie Hannon and Amelia Peterson
In the hope of creating a better, thriving world, this book proposes new purposes for schools and transformative approaches to teaching and learning. Find out more.
Don’t forget to let us know which you’ve read or which titles you’d add to the list!