Book: The Headteacher’s Handbook by @RaeSnape via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

The Headteacher's Handbook: The essential guide to leading a primary school

£24.99*
9.4

Content

9.5/10

Accessible

9.5/10

Authority

9.5/10

Practical

9.5/10

Value

9.0/10

Pros

  • This is a fantastic book for any newly appoint headteacher, who is taking up the job within the England education system.
  • Important aspect of the role are given exploration including: vision & culture; accountability, and; handling the day-to-day.
  • Rae explores some of the more nuanced aspects of the job, guiding the reader through the maze of legal requirements and responsibilities.
  • Each chapter offers a selection of takeaway bullet point, helping reinforce key messages and enocouraging reflections.
  • With contributions from other school head-teachers, this book packs a punch in terms of case studies, advice and steps to become a positive influence to your school community.

Supported by Bloomsbury Education


This must-read guide to being a primary headteacher is filled with practical guidance, tips, and advice on all aspects of headship to support and inspire new, current and aspiring headteachers.

Written by a headteacher with over 14 years of experience at the helm, The Headteacher’s Handbook is the indispensable manual to understanding the role as both an instructional coach and community leader. With a kind and compassionate tone, Rae Snape presents invaluable advice, models, research, motivational quotes, and self-reflection questions on a wealth of topics. This includes:

  • developing and communicating the vision for your school
  • building a staff team
  • handling an Ofsted inspection
  • ensuring inclusion, equality, and diversity in your setting
  • curriculum and assessment design
  • managing the day-to-day – the finances, health and safety, behaviour, and everything in-between!

The book features examples from Rae’s own experiences as well as contributions from some of the most influential and forward-thinking school leaders.


*RRP – Price correct at the time of review publication.

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