The Practical Guide to Getting Subject Leaders to THRIVE!

Author:   Sebastian Olway
Publisher:   John Catt Educational Ltd
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9781915261434


Pages:   100
Publication Date:   08 December 2023
Recommended Age:   From 18 to 99 years
Format:   Paperback
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The curriculum is the driving force for excellent teaching and learning in any school. Yet, in primary schools, the curriculum is often led by class teachers who have little or no time to give to this vital part of their role. Subject leaders have the potential to rapidly improve the way a curriculum is taught, but the challenges they face can seem insurmountable. The Practical Guide to Getting Subject Leaders to THRIVE! tackles these issues head-on with a framework rooted in educational research. Sebastian Olway's six-step THRIVE framework provides school leaders with a structure to support subject leaders and unlock their potential. The framework can also be used to guide an impactful series of professional development meetings, or to offer strategies, tips and resources for individual subject leaders. Whether you're a primary school headteacher, a senior leader, an experienced subject leader or brand new to the role, this book will help your school to THRIVE!

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Author:   Sebastian Olway
Publisher:   John Catt Educational Ltd
Imprint:   John Catt Educational Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 14.80cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.150kg
ISBN:  

9781915261434


ISBN 10:   1915261430
Pages:   100
Publication Date:   08 December 2023
Recommended Age:   From 18 to 99 years
Audience:   Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  College/higher education ,  Educational: Primary & Secondary ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Sebastian Olway offers an insightful narrative as to the trials and tribulations, and the joys and highlights, likely to be experienced by subject leaders and those with whom they interact. This book challenges conventional thought and practice, and offers advice, techniques, strategies and ideas, all through the various lenses of headteacher, SLT, subject leader and teacher. There is a delightful synergy between the theoretical concepts discussed and the real-world application and contexts, delivered through the templates, activities and reflective elements within each chapter. This allows the reader a chance to immerse themselves and to THRIVE - the whole premise and the heart of the narrative throughout. The beauty of this book is that it's written by a practitioner, for practitioners, with practitioners in mind throughout, and there's something for everyone, whether you're new to subject leadership or have been living and breathing the role for decades. Sebastian understands (and still lives) the pressures on classroom teachers, subject leaders and SLT members, and the book is structured in such a way that content is accessible and simple to implement. This is essential in the current context of teaching, where time is such a precious commodity. A must-read for those involved in the wonderful pursuit that is primary school teaching! * Richard Poole, deputy head of school (School of Education, Languages and Linguistics), University of Portsmouth *


Sebastian Olway offers an insightful narrative as to the trials and tribulations, and the joys and highlights, likely to be experienced by subject leaders and those with whom they interact. This book challenges conventional thought and practice, and offers advice, techniques, strategies and ideas, all through the various lenses of headteacher, SLT, subject leader and teacher. There is a delightful synergy between the theoretical concepts discussed and the real-world application and contexts, delivered through the templates, activities and reflective elements within each chapter. This allows the reader a chance to immerse themselves and to THRIVE - the whole premise and the heart of the narrative throughout. The beauty of this book is that it's written by a practitioner, for practitioners, with practitioners in mind throughout, and there's something for everyone, whether you're new to subject leadership or have been living and breathing the role for decades. Sebastian understands (and still lives) the pressures on classroom teachers, subject leaders and SLT members, and the book is structured in such a way that content is accessible and simple to implement. This is essential in the current context of teaching, where time is such a precious commodity. A must-read for those involved in the wonderful pursuit that is primary school teaching! * Richard Poole, deputy head of school (School of Education, Languages and Linguistics), University of Portsmouth * The Practical Guide to Getting Subject Leaders to THRIVE! is an indispensable resource for school leaders looking to enhance the performance of their subject leaders and elevate the overall quality of teaching and learning within their school. With nearly a decade of experience as a school leader, I've witnessed the transformative effects that effective subject leadership can bring about. Sebastian Olway not only recognises this crucial role but also furnishes leaders with a comprehensive framework to ensure their subject leaders thrive. Structured in an accessible and informative manner, the book introduces the THRIVE model, a six-fold guide encompassing time, leadership strategies, relationship-building, investment, vision, and engagement. Each aspect of this structure is thoughtfully explored, providing leaders with the tools they need to support and empower their subject leaders effectively. One of the strengths of this book is the wealth of practical content it offers. It includes invaluable resources like real-world examples, illuminating case studies, handy checklists, customisable templates and references to further reading materials. These resources are strategically placed throughout the book, serving as practical aids and insightful guides to help leaders implement the THRIVE model effectively. * David Parkin FCCT *


Author Information

Sebastian Olway has been a senior leader in primary and junior schools in Hampshire and Surrey for more than a decade. He has a passion for developing leaders and particularly subject leaders. He trained as a primary teacher at Kingston University and has continued to develop as a professional by achieving the NASENCO award and becoming a chartered manager. Sebastian achieved a distinction for his MSc in education leadership and management from Portsmouth University; his dissertation focused on the challenges faced by subject leaders in primary schools. He is passionate about educational research and sharing best practice with colleagues. Since his oldest child started school, Sebastian has taken an active interest in how the partnership between schools and parents can promote better outcomes for children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, training for marathons and playing his ukulele.

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