Leading a small school has its own unique challenges, although these sometimes remain unrecognised by outside agencies and other organisations. This book aims to address those specific issues.
It includes a chapter on the inspection process with guidance and advice on how to manage an inspection and ensure that the school is shown to best advantage.
A chapter on analysing pupil data discusses the impact of small cohorts and how this can be interpreted accurately. Managing leadership structures with only minimal staff numbers is also discussed, with examples of possible solutions that can ensure leadership is actually impacting on pupil outcomes. Finally, the issues around mixed age classes and curriculum coverage are also explained and suggestions are given for developing good practice.
The book is ideal for headteachers and those aspiring to lead a small school.