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Day after day we hear and read about the pressures of being a principal but we really don’t hear enough about the pure joy of it. The journey from trainee or newly qualified teacher to principal can seem to be a long and often treacherous road, with many reasons not to travel it. Vic Goddard shows you that it can be done and it can be done without losing your own passion and moral purpose. Vic shares the pitfalls that he fell into in the hope that you can avoid them and the amazing influences as well as experiences he has picked up on the way.
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I loved this book. It is a frank, jargon-free and humane account of headship.
Fiona Millar, Guardian Education columnist
As much as I have been uncomfortable at times through the last two years, it is hard to be anything other than thankful that we did that TV show.’ So says Vic Goddard, describing life after the multi-award-winning TV series Educating Essex, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about life in his Essex comprehensive school. But this isn’t a book about a television series, it’s about being a head teacher fighting tooth and nail to give children the sort of education that will genuinely help them to make something of their lives.
This is a book about running a school, about the purpose of education, about becoming a leader, about family, about love. It’s a book about having the best job in the world.
Vic Goddard speaks from the heart but never fails to use his head. The man who defended his school against the tabloid press now tackles those who snipe at headship without understanding its value, its pressures or its rewards. Teachers need to be leaders. Vic shows them how.
Gerard Kelly, former editor, TES
Vic’s story of his life as a head teacher is compelling. But it’s much more than a reality TV star’s tale it’s about what it’s like to be a head teacher in England right now and how head teachers like Vic are holding on to their moral purpose amidst tumultuous educational change. It’s a rollicking good read; as an insight into headship I reckon it’s unrivalled.
John Tomsett, head teacher, Huntington School, York
Not only recommended for the teaching profession, but an inspiring read for anyone interested in making the most of their potential. We can all learn something from Vic Goddard.
David Clews, head of documentaries, TwoFour
Any teacher wavering over whether or not to take the next step to becoming a school leader will get a confidence boost from Vic Goddard.
Michael Shaw, TES
This book captures beautifully how Vic Goddard’s school works. It is a special community to be part of and I was privileged to play my part.
Stephen Drew, head teacher, Brentwood County High School
(former deputy head teacher, Passmores Academy)
Vic Goddard is the principal of Passmores Academy and star of the BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 documentary Educating Essex. He is a proud South Londoner, having been raised on a council estate, then going on to train as a PE teacher and eventually becoming the nation’s best-loved head teacher, thanks to his undeniable dedication to his school and the young people within it.
Buchbeschreibung Crown House Publishing Feb 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - It is hard to imagine how one decision to make a TV series would lead to this. Vic Goddard says, 'As much as I have been uncomfortable at times through the last two years it is hard to be anything other than thankful that we did it. The school has grown stronger and even closer, the students have had some great opportunities and I have been lucky t Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781781351109