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The School Leader's Year" by Michael Harpham is a book that provides practical advice and guidance for school leaders on how to effectively manage and lead their schools. The book covers a range of topics, including how to build and maintain positive relationships with staff, parents, and the community, how to create a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the school, and how to effectively manage budgets and resources.

Michael also provides tips and strategies for dealing with common challenges and issues that school leaders may face, and discusses the importance of self-reflection and self-awareness in school leadership.

The book is written in a practical and accessible style, and is suitable for both new and experienced school leaders.

Quotes from the book:

  1. "Effective school leadership is about creating the conditions for others to succeed."
  2. "The key to successful school leadership is the ability to build positive relationships with all stakeholders, including staff, students, parents, and the wider community."
  3. "Leadership is not about command and control, but about empowering others to be their best selves and reach their full potential."
  4. "The most successful school leaders are those who are able to balance the demands of their role with the needs of their team and the broader community."
  5. "Self-reflection and self-awareness are essential skills for any school leader, as they allow us to better understand ourselves and our impact on those around us."
  6. "Effective school leadership is about creating a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the school."
  7. "The best school leaders are those who are able to adapt and respond to changing circumstances, and are willing to learn and grow in the face of challenges."
  8. "Effective school leaders are able to inspire and motivate their team, and create a vision for the school that is shared by all stakeholders."
  9. "The key to successful school leadership is the ability to create a positive and supportive learning environment that fosters student engagement and success."
  10. "Effective school leadership is about empowering others to be their best selves and reach their full potential, and is essential for the success of both the school and its students."

For more information:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/School-Leaders-Year-Month-Month/dp/0367654938