This book transformed my understanding and philosophy of the role of middle leaders in schools. It is far more than this however, setting out the findings from highly successful schools from across the country.
Exploring a wide range of aspects including teaching, culture, curriculum content and self awareness Smith shares both insights and powerful reflective questions.
As well as these Smith shares what he feels are observable features of outstanding lessons; though not Ofsted ratified they do provide a range of ideas worth engaging with when reflecting upon what makes lessons great.
Essential reading for school leaders at all levels.
Barry Dunn – @SeahamRE