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The Thinking School: Developing a Dynamic Learning Community

The Thinking School: Developing a Dynamic Learning Community

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A modern-day reflective guide to detail how school leaders can develop a unique and expansive learning environment for teachers. The book is a practical manual that includes examples of activities that can be promoted to develop informal and formal teacher learning activities.

Atwal argues that in the very workplaces where the core business is `learning,' the quality of staff learning in schools is poor and underdeveloped - there is significant room for improvement. This book is essential reading for all those interested in children's learning or teacher learning.

About the author

Dr Kulvarn Atwal was born and educated in East London and has been headteacher for six years of the school he attended as a child. He is currently Executive Headteacher of two schools. His doctoral thesis, completed in 2016, examined the factors that influence teacher learning in schools.


"Kulvarn Atwal has produced a book that makes compelling reading. Schools are places of learning. Learning is about thinking. In 'The Thinking School,' Atwal presents how research and practice are better together, improving teaching and learning. This is a must read for all teachers, leaders and educators, providing a framework for reflection and practice. In essence, schools that think are schools that learn."

Professor Sonia Blandford, CEO Achievement for All, Visiting Professor UCL