Holding difficult conversations well is the key to successful leadership and management in schools - this easily read book will be invaluable to both experienced and new leaders.
Whether you are a Principal or Superintendent, a Head of Department or 6th grade teacher, this book will help. It is full of practical ways to help you, when facing one of 'those' conversations with a colleague or parent, you know in your heart you need to have, but would rather avoid having, because you don't really know what to say or how to say it.
About the author
Sonia Gill, Founder and Director of Heads Up, is an educational leadership coach who supports school leaders create 'Outstanding' schools. As a qualified teacher, she has taught every age from K-12, and is also a successful business leader, leading multi-million-pound businesses and teams of hundreds. Since founding Heads Up, she has personally supported hundreds of school leaders create a culture of excellence and has written the #1 ranked book 'Journey to Outstanding'. www.ukheadsup.com
Successful Difficult Conversations in School is an invaluable resource for any school leader who wants to improve the culture of their organisation in order to create truly outstanding teaching and learning. It provides a clear, practical, easy-to-follow guide to tackling tricky conversations in a kind and structured way, ensuring that issues are dealt with in a timely manner rather than being allowed to fester. By following Sonia's tried and tested methods, school leaders at all levels can ensure that they maintain their own integrity, reduce HR distractions and enable staff to focus on the children's learning. --Paul Murphy, Head Teacher